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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

Nano Server administration using 5nine Manager

5nine Manager from 5nine software ( provides a centralized and easy-to-use graphical user interface. It allows administrators to create, manage, and monitor their Nano Server clusters, hosts, and VMs, in the same way as a traditional Hyper-V infrastructure.

At the time of writing, the current version of 5nine Manager is V9.4. The minimum supported version to manage Nano Server is V9.3 and later. You can download a trial version from the following link:

Assuming you have installed 5nine Manager in your environment, open the console and add the desired Nano Server that you want to administer.

As shown in Figure 1, we can specify the Name, IP Address, or use Active Directory to discover Nano Hyper-V hosts:

Figure 1. 5nine Manager adding nano hosts

When you click on Active Directory, you can select the desired Nano host that you want to manage (see Figure 2):

Figure 2...