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Getting Started with Nano Server

By : Charbel Nemnom
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Getting Started with Nano Server

By: Charbel Nemnom

Overview of this book

Nano Server allows developers and operations teams to work closely together and use containers that package applications so that the entire platform works as one. The aim of Nano Server is to help applications run the way they are intended to. It can be used to run and deploy infrastructures (acting as a compute host, storage host, container, or VM guest operating system) without consuming significant resources. Although Nano Server isn't intended to replace Server 2016 or 2012 R2, it will be an attractive choice for developers and IT teams. Want to improve your ability to deploy a new VM and install and deploy container apps within minutes? You have come to the right place! The objective of this book is to get you started with Nano Server successfully. The journey is quite exciting, since we are introducing you to a cutting-edge technology that will revolutionize today's datacenters. We'll cover everything from the basic to advanced topics. You'll discover a lot of added value from using Nano Server, such as hundreds of VM types on a single host through a small footprint, which could be a big plus for you and your company. After reading this book, you will have the necessary skills to start your journey effectively using Nano Server.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Running IIS on Nano Server

With the release of Windows Server 2016, Microsoft announced that IIS 10 is also available as a role on Nano Server. With smaller memory and dramatically smaller disk footprint, web workloads are particularly suited to running on Nano Server, especially for high density web hosting.


Please note that not all Web Applications will run on Nano Server. IIS version 10 running on Nano Server targets applications developed based on ASP.NET Core, so full .NET Framework will not run. Applications written in Java and PHP will run with IIS 10 on Nano.

Mount Windows Server 2016 ISO media on your machine. In this example, it's mounted on the 'H' drive.There are many options, approaches, and methods to install IIS on Nano Server. You could use the Nano Server Package provider of the package management (a.k.a OneGet) PowerShell module and install the IIS role online, you can also use Nano Server Image Builder (IB). In this example, we will use the following PowerShell script...