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Has IBM even intimated when that might happen?
If that is imminent (meaning in the next 24 months or so) then planning for
it now would be a good thing, no?

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On Fri, May 13, 2022 at 10:10 AM Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis <
midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

The issue today is that all the FC stuff is still SCSI protocol. Once
the SANs and IBM i can do NVMe direct over the Fiber Channel then stand
back, that 8Gb Port is gonna get crushed! (Assuming you have the I/O
need of course!)

But I agree that at this time 16G is the sweet spot for most in cost and
- L

On 5/13/2022 10:53 AM, Jim Oberholtzer wrote:
On that note, we rarely see an 8Gb port overrun, but have never seen a
even get to 20%. It seems 16Gb is the sweet spot at this point and
that is not too outrageous......

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On Fri, May 13, 2022 at 9:39 AM Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Oh, and our network equipment is approaching EOL and this would be a
time to upgrade that to support faster FC speeds.

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