We just purchased an AberNAS NAS device which runs on Windows Storage Server 2012 R2. I'm trying to figure out the best use case for it since applying Windows patches it will cause downtime. We were going to use it as an NFS datastore in our VMware environment, and move archive data to it. Then we realized that any VM which uses it will suffer an outage when we patch and reboot the OS that runs it.
Any suggestions on how to make it available in a cluster or something which will give us availability during patching?