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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

Remote server graphical tools

Without the Graphical User Interface (GUI), it's not easy to carry out the daily management and maintenance of Windows Server. For this reason, Microsoft integrated Nano Server with all the existing graphical tools that you are familiar with such as Hyper-V Manager, failover cluster manager, Server Manager, registry editor, file explorer, disk and device manager, Server configuration, computer management, users and groups console, and so on. All these tools and consoles are compatible for managing Nano Server remotely. The GUI is always the easiest to use.

In this section, we will discuss how to access and set the most common configurations in Nano Server with remote graphical tools.

Server Manager

Before we start managing Nano Server, we need to obtain the IP address or the computer name of the Nano Server to connect to and remotely manage a Nano instance, either on a physical or virtual machine.

Login to your management machine and make sure you have installed...