cumpleby, I would start by looking at two areas in ePO: Server Tasks and Client Task Catalog | McAfee Agent | Product Deployment and Product Update. Closely observe the schedules and assignments of these tasks. It sounds like packages may be being pushed out. Have you looked at those? They will give you clues.
Hi Thanks for the reply. Ive mentioned that this happens when a client task is running (VSE 8.8 DAT update to workstations), on the schedule this is enabled to run from 4am to 9pm every 4 hours and randomized every 3hr 59mins ), if we disable the client task then the loss of pings stop. Weve only had this issue since implementing 5.3, we didnt have these issues in 4.6 of ePO?