Book Image

Getting Started with Nano Server

By : Charbel Nemnom
Book Image

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

Chapter 6. Managing Nano Server with Windows PowerShell and Windows PowerShell DSC

In Chapter 5, Deploying, Managing, and Monitoring Nano Server with System Center 2016, we talked about how to deploy, manage, and monitor Nano Server using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and System Center 2016 Operations Manager (SCOM).

One of the biggest fears of IT professionals that we heard a lot is, how will we manage a headless server without a local User Interface (UI); there is no remote desktop. Fortunately, it's not that difficult! You need to change your mindset from how you used to manage a traditional Windows Server in the past. In fact, Microsoft is laying the foundation of the future of Windows Server by introducing Nano Server. It is very important to keep in mind that Nano Server and Server Core is the future of Windows Server, so by embracing and investing the time in learning Nano Server will make your journey easier and take your organization to a complete new level.