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On an earlier thread I mentioned that we are running high on our 8gbFc when backing up multiple lpars simultaneously to the same VTL.
We're upgrading our VTL to a newer model. Already installed and migration is in progress. (No sales calls please.)

Right now we only have one VIOS lpar actively supporting FC. No redundancy, etc. And we're only using one of the FC ports on that VIOS card.
All the FC SFP's are in the same zone. If I have that terminology wrong I'm not a network guy.

Since the vtl has multiple fc ports available we thought about zoning it up to spread the load.

Let's leave redundancy out of the picture for now. Good data center with little possibility of errant mop lady, etc.

Is it worth zoning to enhance load?
Note: We save on H/A machines nightly. When we do our quarterly full system saves the longest SSD based lpar is under 3 hours.
Suck it up and wait for 16gb?
If I start zoning will that make the vtl appear as multiple libraries?
If so, does that complicate balancing media between all the lpars? STRBALBRM ACTION(*BALANCE)


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