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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

Setup and boot event collection (SBEC)

In this section, we will dive into Setup and Boot Event Collection (SBEC) which is a new feature introduced in Windows Server 2016. This feature is designed to help you to collect events and troubleshoot a headless machine-like Nano Server either locally or in a remote datacenter where you don't have access to it. SBEC allows you to remotely view the setup and boot event off-box; in other words, before the OS even boots. This feature will stream all events off during the boot and setup process to a collector machine in your environment and save them into an ETL file.

You can watch the events in real time, as it's going through the setup and boot process, and watch all the events that are coming in. Thus, you can see any failures that might occur. That's useful, especially when it comes to troubleshooting problems that occur during the boot process.

We want to emphasize that this service is not for Nano Server only. It's possible to use this feature with...