Building a NAS with the hardware below. I've been reading through the IXSystems forums as i'm thinking about using FreeNAS or Unraid for the OS. I see that ZFS requires HBA cards rather than raid cards and i have both. I'm trying to see what is the best possible implementation i can get with the hardware specified for hosting IIS directory data.
I have a virtualized environment and i'd like to offload the IIS root files from the host machine onto the NAS. I'm mainly running .net applications and would like to centralize the root files so that i can build redundancy using ARR and NLB where two instances of IIS point to the NAS for the files and use a cache provider.
Hardware: Supermicro 4U 24 Bay X10QBi 4x E7-4820 V2 2Ghz 32-Cores 128GB 4x PSU
2x LSI 9361-8i Raid Card 12g (Raid cards if i go Raid6 or Raid10)
2x LSI 9300-8i HBA Card 12g (HBA Cards if i go the ZFS Route)
10x 4TB WD Red HDD's
8x 2TB WD Red SDD's
I was hoping to setup Hot and Cold tiered storage so on-demand files to be hosted on the faster SSD's and the less used files on cold in the HDD's
From my research it seems FreeNas dosen't offer that as a native feature so i was hoping for some guidance for this implementation