Windows File Server OS
Posted on 2014-03-24
I was wondering for OS selection what OS is preferred.
My application is simple, Windows DFS (only 2 nodes so basically mirror) on a closed network serving files to up to 8 clients at a time (these clients need a high file transfer rate at 128k at a times) through 10 gig.
What OS should I choose? I like Enterprise because I can use more than 32 GB of RAM, but do I really need more than 32 GB? When I have been running my tests I never see a high usage of RAM, maybe there is a way to turn this on on Enterprise (large file cache)? My clients are only doing reads so no data is changing...
Right now I need to stay in 2008 and can't move to 2012 for customer requirement reasons.