the managment ports where plugged into juniper ports and the equivilent portfast was not set , so i was seeing an outage of the cluster management address for at least a min , now switch configured , during a failover i see 1 ping drop
I'm afraid I still cannot parse your question (assuming, it *is* a question, as it completely lacks any question marks); so guessing what you mean - when you connect to cluster management address you connect to the node where LIF is currently active. When LIF is migrated to another node (for any reasons) current connection is terminated and you need to reconnect. How many pings are lost is irrelevant here.
If you constant ping the cluster address and the node that the cluster LIF sits on fails , ie memory dump will you lose connectivity to the cluster address while the LIF moves to the other node , and If so, how long
In this type of senario i am seening the LIF not failover , but if i do a LIF migrate it migrates ok to the other node , I was under the impression that the cluster address should at most lose a couple of pings while it failsover or am i wrong