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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

Managing Nano Server with system center virtual machine manager 2016

Managing Nano Server using virtual machine manager is like managing any other installation of Hyper-V Server with Desktop Experience, Server Core, and free Hyper-V Server. However, there are some key differences in how you install VMM agent on Nano Server.

In this section, we will discuss the available options for how to install the VMM agent; we will also discuss how to manage network teaming on Nano Server.

Installing the virtual machine manager agent on Nano Server

There are three methods available for installing the VMM agent on Nano Servers:

Nano Server Image Builder is a UI tool that will help you to build an installation image that you can use to deploy Nano Server for either Windows Server 2016 datacenter or Standard editions. The wizard creates an installation image starting with a standard source image without any role, and then you can customize it for your deployment; in this case you will add the VMM package as...