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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


In this chapter, we discussed how to manage and monitor Nano Server using system center virtual machine manager and system center operations manager 2016.

We started by deploying Nano Server using VMM as a Hyper-V host using a bare-metal deployment, and then we deployed Nano Server as a virtual machine using VM templates.

We covered the available options on how to install the VMM agent; we also discussed how to manage and deploy network teaming on Nano Server using SET.

Deploying the SCOM agent is a bit different from VMM; with SCOM, we can push the agent to Nano Server in an automated fashion using the operations console or with PowerShell. However, in VMM we can add the SCVMM packages through the offline method (while creating the image) which is the recommended way. You can also add the packages online (while Nano Server is running), but, for either choice, it's a manual installation.

System center 2016 Data Protection Manager (DPM) is not supported on Nano Server. In other words...