This is probably a ridiculously simple question, but here goes...
I'm troubleshooting an issue where an application (SQL Server Analysis Services) becomes unavailable for anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds at a time, multiple times per day. I've run monitoring locally on the application server, and have verified that the services aren't going down at any point, which makes me suspect a network issue - either a dropped connection or something is flooding the network.
The problem is, I have no idea how to monitor the network connection between two servers on an ongoing basis. I'm a DBA - that's not my shtick ;-)
As I said, the "downtime" is very brief, so it's not like I have the opportunity to ping the AS server when I receive an alert. Is there something that I can run to monitor the connection (round-trip time, maybe) between the two boxes?