Planning quantity of Power Systems Fibre Channel Adapters
Advanced Technical Sales
# 8202-E4B; # 8205-E6B; # 8233-E8B; # 8236-E8C; # 9117-MMA; # 9117-MMB; # 9179-MHB; POWER6; POWER7; Power 750; Power 770; Power 780; Power 795
Abstract: The attached spreadsheet provides a simple methodology to determine the quantity of Power Systems fibre channel adapters needed to support a workload based on IOPS or MB/s.
The primary purpose of this spreadsheet is to determine the minimum quantity of adapters needed to support a workload based on the combination of MB/s and IOPS for either a single LPAR, single disk pool, or multiple LPARs utilizing VIOS virtualization (either VSCSI or NPIV). It will also inform as to the maximum quantity of IBM i LUNs in a single LPAR that can be supported for NPIV or native attach.