But it's much more difficult to 100% utilise a 1 or 2 gigabit connection with 48 hosts @ 100mbps.Quote:
There is contention *everywhere* most clients always end up with a proportion of the available bandwidth dependant on the current contention ratio of the link. Two clients on two switches could use all the bandwidth from an iscsi SAN, but we don't restrict uplinks to 100Mb. If you really need some traffic to be prioritised then there is always QoS.
If that is the case then I would have thought that even a 10 gigabit uplink isn't going to cut it.Quote:
100Mb is pretty slow for a lot of applications now, even 1Gb is starting to limit some clients/applications.
I'm not trying to challenge anyone, I'm just here to learn.