Book Image

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

Nano recovery console

You read in earlier chapters about all the benefits of Nano Server, such as performance, less disk footprint, less patches, security, and so on. But without the GUI, it's not easy to troubleshoot a Nano Server.

This is why in Windows Server 2016, the Nano Server deployment option of Windows Server comes with full Nano Server recovery console support. The purpose of the recovery console is to provide direct local access to a Nano Server operating system in order to re-establish remote network connectivity. The Nano recovery console does not provide you, command-line access nor PowerShell access locally. However, it does provide you with the ability to fix whatever might be causing remote management not to work. In this case, you can use the recovery console to fix your issues and get remote connectivity again. With the recovery console, you can configure networking, and Firewall rules, and reset the Windows remote management (WinRM) service, which is required for PowerShell...