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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

Monitoring Nano Server with System Center operations manager 2016

With system center 2016 operations manager you can now monitor Nano Server installations in a similar way to monitoring any other installation of Windows Server 2016 (Server with Desktop Experience, Server Core and Nano Server) by installing the operations manager agent. However, there are some key differences in how you install the agent on a Nano Server that we will cover in this section.

With SCOM 2016, you can monitor the basic operations of Nano Server by using the Windows Server 2016 operating system management pack.

Please note that Nano Server monitoring is supported only by SCOM 2016.

You can also monitor a Nano Server running the following workloads:

  • Nano Server base OS
  • Failover clusters including Nano Server cluster disk health, Nano Server cluster shared volume health, Nano Server cluster disk capacity, Nano Server cluster shared volume disk capacity, and Nano Server duplicated cluster disk
  • Domain Name System (DNS) server...