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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

Creating and managing Nano Server failover clusters with 5nine Manager

5nine Manager provides you with standard failover cluster operations, allowing you to create, validate, and configure a highly-available Nano Server infrastructure. The cluster best practice analyzer is even integrated into the process so you can ensure the highest uptime possible for your Nano Server virtual machines.

In this section, we will show you how to create and manage a Nano Server failover cluster with 5nine Manager.

Creating a cluster

5nine Manager lets you discover hosts and create a failover cluster. It will allow you to specify nodes, run cluster Validation, provide a client access point, and then create the cluster as shown in Figure 15:

Figure 15. Create cluster wizard

Validating a cluster

Failover cluster validation is an essential task in all deployments as it is required for your cluster to be supported by Microsoft. With 5nine Manager, you can test the health of your cluster during configuration, or afterwards...