Perhaps the community could settle an argument that is stopping everyone here from doing any real work.
Like a lot of shops we're tossing around FCOE and trying to weigh up the pros and cons. This has moved up the agenda as we're now about to fit out a new data centre and want something that's good for 5-7 years.
The stumbling block we've hit is should we follow what seems to be the trend and go with a pair of Nexus 5000 in the top of each rack for the 'first hop' or wait for FCOE blades to come out for the 9513?
The 5000 plan gets everything in and cabled up from day one and we're good if FCOE takes off in the next 12 months. The wait-for-MDS plan is attractive to the bean counters but could leave us unable to react to server connectivity demands in the short term.
What's the opinion round the virtual water cooler?