Xserve with 10.4.11 connected to Xserve RAID via FC. 208GB of 1.82TB available.
Xserve connects to HP 2848 Gigabit switch
Xserve houses network-home-folders for 14 users.
Clients (mac mini - intel core solo 1.5GHz running 10.4.11)
Symptom: Clients slow to logon to network home folders, slow behavior throughout the workday.
Checked so far: physical networking, dns resolution for server (forwards and backwards). ApplePasswordServer.Server.log (people are authenticating properly). Activity monitor shows no abnormal activity. A brief packet analysis showed no extraneous network traffic.
Tried a simple power-cycle of the switch, clients, and server to no avail.