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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

Emergency management services

Emergency Management Services (EMS) is a feature that provides remote management and system recovery options when other server administrative options are not available. It is also required for headless systems in which there is no GUI available, as in the case of Nano Server.

EMS works through the Special Administration Console (SAC) feature of Windows Server. The SAC channel provides a number of administrative features such as enabling the Windows command prompt (cmd.exe) channel for Windows CLI access, listing processes currently running on the system, obtaining IP address information, retrieving server hardware information, and rebooting the server, to name just a few. Another important feature of the SAC channel is the ability to monitor the boot and install progress of the server. For more information on EMS and SAC see the TechNet article at:

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