Which processes are causing the problems ?
The process tomcat5.exe , which Iunderstand has something to do with EPO. For some odd reason the application is hitting the network link to a specific location and causing the network to be sluggish. Is there a way for me to see what the app or trying to do when this happens?
Tomcat5.exe is primarily the ePO Application Server Service. it's main network communication is to the Sql database and also to any RSD sensors installed.
Other external comms is handled by the Apache process.
Firstly, stop the ePO Application Server Service to verify this is the cause.
If it is, then you should see it drop to more reasonable levels pretty quickly.
Check the events queue on the ePO server (...\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator\DB\Events). If there's lots to process you may just need to wait for it to settle down.
If there's lots of event there could also be lots of notifications or responses, depending on how your ePO server is set up. Perhaps you are seeing a lot of those too.