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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

Windows Server containers and Hyper-V containers

Windows Server containers are isolated behind their own network compartment. This can be allocated a NAT DHCP or Static IP. Each container has an independent session namespace, which helps to provide isolation and security. The kernel object namespace is isolated per container, but it is shared with the same host operating system. The server that runs Windows Server container could be a physical or virtual machine.

Each container also has access to certain CPU and memory resources, along with storage and network capacity: these are controlled at runtime by the administrator, and this ensures a predictable and guaranteed control over processes.

As shown in Figure 4, there are two containers sharing a number of libraries. These packages also depend on a base OS image that describes the underlying operating system, such as Server Core, which has a large number of APIs that Windows supports, such as .NET, IIS, and so on.

Nano Server is also another...