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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

Using MPIO on Nano Server

Multipath I/O (MPIO) is a fault-tolerance and performance-enhancement technique that defines more than one physical path between the CPU in a computer system and its mass-storage devices through the buses, controllers, switches, and bridge devices connecting them. If one or more of these components fails, causing the path to fail, the multipath I/O logic uses an alternate path for I/O so that applications can still access their data.

In Chapter 4, Deploying Hyper-V Cluster on Nano Server, we covered how to deploy Nano Server in Hyper-Converged model using S2D. However, MPIO is not supported with S2D. In other words, there should be no MPIO on your S2D system because S2D is all single connection non-shared.

For more information about multipath I/O in Windows Server, please check the following article:

In some scenarios, you need to connect Nano Server to iSCSI, Fiber Channel, and Serial Attached Storage (SAS) SAN...