I was hired to create software but now also stuck with governing all of the IT work. The company uses a Windows 10 Home machine as a file server for 13 users. I need to plan for up to 50 employees.
My requirements are to create a domain, host SQL Server, and have a file server as well.
I will be using VMWare for virtualization. My plan is to have 2 host which will mirror each other and be placed into a fail over cluster. They would point to the file Server(3rd host) using SCSI protocol. Below is the link to what the 2 host will be(a little overkill maybe) HP 850519-S01 | neweggbusiness.com
My question is concerning the storage host machine(file Server). What would be the pros and cons having this host using FreeNas instead of purchasing another Windows Server license? I assume I don't need to virtualize this host, just install FreeNas. I was looking at this box below FreeNAS Mini XL (32TB) - Network Attached Storage | amazon.com
This is all still new to me so I need expert advice. Is there anything I should change or do you recommend a different approach? Maybe use a different NAS device(not FreeNas). I would love to hear your opinion, thank you.