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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

Chapter 9. Troubleshooting Nano Server

In Chapter 8, Running Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers on Nano Server, we talked about how to run Nano containers and Hyper-V containers on top of a Nano Server container host.

One of the most frequent questions that we hear a lot is, how do we troubleshoot a headless server without logging into it? There is no support for a remote desktop to administer and troubleshoot the system. Whether we like it or not, sometimes things go wrong and we need to troubleshoot. We already saw in Chapter 6, Managing Nano Server with Windows PowerShell and Windows PowerShell DSC, how to do things remotely. We also discussed that, as long as you can connect to the server through the various methods, you can do your troubleshooting with PowerShell or with the remote management consoles. However, sometimes even that isn't possible and you find yourself in a situation where the server does not boot correctly or is completely stuck. Here you need to troubleshoot...