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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

Update Out of Box (OOB) drivers for Nano Server

For certain system components, there may be a need to update the inbox version of the Nano Server driver to the most up-to-date. This will apply only for physical host deployment.

The following PowerShell command can be used to retrieve a list of all driver versions currently installed on the local system (see Figure 28):

Get-PnpDevice|Select-ObjectName,@{l='DriverVersion';e={(Get-PnpDeviceProperty-InstanceId$_.InstanceId -KeyName'DEVPKEY_Device_DriverVersion').Data}} -Unique 

Figure 28. Retrieve a list of all driver versions

To update the Out of Box (OOB) drivers for Nano Server, you need to obtain the right driver version from your favourite hardware vendor first, and then you need to login to Nano Server using PowerShell remote session and use the pnputil.exe command. You can install the drivers individually or all of them. For example, assuming the driver pack is located at C:\HPE-SPP-10.60 (in this example), you can install all of them with...