People need to understand that the card used for backup to a VTL need not meet the same specs as the cards (Always more than 1!) doing the I/O to your SAN. So instead of purchase the latest Quad Port 16Gb or faster FC card for your tape library acquire a used one on the market.

For Direct connections we have often used the FC #5774 4G card and never see it maxed out on small systems. Today I would go FC #5735 which is 8G on newer systems because it's twice as fast and still almost silly cheap on used market. If you need NPIV then the FC #5735 is the way to go for sure.

AND it IS COVERED by your maintenance contract! It is a "no brainer."

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

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On 1/16/2020 1:09 AM, Holger Scherer wrote:
100EUR for two 8GBit Cards for the IBM i and the PC server at *bay?

Am 16.01.2020 um 02:37 schrieb Patrik Schindler <poc@xxxxxxxxxx>:

Sounds very interesting but since I don't have (and don't want to invest in) FC, it's not so very much interesting for saving i stuff to me.

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