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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

Deploying Nano Server in Microsoft Azure

The last deployment option for Nano Server is Microsoft Azure. As of today, there are two methods to do so, you can create Nano Server VM using the Nano Server image from the Azure gallery, or bring your own Nano Server to Azure.


When bringing your Nano Server VHD image to Azure simply use the parameters -DeploymentType Guest and -EnableRemoteManagement when building the image on-premises before you send the VHD to Microsoft Azure.

For more information on how to upload your own VHD, please check here:

In this example, we will show you how to deploy Nano Server using Azure helper PowerShell module which is developed by the Nano Server team, however, you can deploy the same through Azure marketplace at as shown in Figure 34:

Figure 34. Azure Marketplace: Windows Server 2016 Nano Server


We have three requirements...