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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 with system center virtual machine manager 2016

If you are familiar with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) deployment methods, Nano Server deployment is mainly the same compared to Server with Desktop Experience and Server Core. The user experience with Nano Server using the SCVMM console is completely the same, except for bare-metal (physical machine) and server-based VM domain join deployment. The virtual hard disk VHD(X) you want to use for the physical computer profiles will be a Nano Server VHD(X) including SCVMM packages.

In this section, we will cover how to deploy Nano Server as a Hyper-V host in VMM using bare-metal deployment, and we will also cover how to deploy domain-join Nano Server as a virtual machine using VM templates.

VMM bare-metal deployment

The procedures in this section describe how to use VMM to discover physical computers on the network, automatically install Nano Server, and provision the computers into managed Hyper-V hosts or host...