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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

About the Author

Charbel Nemnom is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Cloud and datacenter management and technical evangelist with 5nine Software and Unidesk Corporation. Charbel has extensive infrastructure expertise and a vast knowledge of a variety of Microsoft technologies. He has over 15 years of professional experience in the IT field and guides technical teams to optimize the performance of mission-critical enterprise systems. He has worked as a system and network engineer, senior consultant, and regional technical manager and has a history of successful enterprise projects in the IT, banks, education, and publishing sectors. He works as a virtualization consultant and cloud architect in the MENA region. He authored Getting Started with Nano Server, co-authored Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V CookbookSecond Edition, and reviewed Hyper-V Best Practices books (all by Packt Publishing).

Charbel also runs his blog at where he blogs often about software -defined Datacenter and Cloud computing.

Charbel is Microsoft, Cisco, and VMware certified and holds the following credentials:

VCA-DCV, MCP, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, MCS, MCSE, CCNP, ITIL® and PMP®. You can also follow him on Twitter @CharbelNemnom and like his Facebook page @CharbelNemnomMVP.

Books don't write, edit, and publish themselves. I would like to say a big thank you to my family and friends for their support and patience while I was busier than usual the last one year and a half, and for always supporting the crazy things I want to do. They are the reason that I can fulfill my dream and follow my passion.

Of course, the book wouldn't be possible at all without the Packt Publishing team for supporting all the authors and reviewers during this project. I want to say a big thank you to the Acquisition Editor Rahul Nair, Content Development Editor Mamata Walkar and Mehvash Fatima, the Project Coordinator Shweta Birwatkar, and the Technical Editor Varsha Shivhare.

A big thank you to the Technical Reviewers and fellow MVPs Patrick Lownds from United Kingdom and Aleksandar Nikolic from Serbia, who offered great feedback, comments, and support through the course of this project. I would also like to thank a dear friend, Marco Brodkorb, from Germany. Thank you, guys!

Finally, I want to thank the Microsoft product group individually and give them the credit they deserve for helping me make this book as good as possible (if I've missed anyone, I'm truly sorry): Ben Armstrong, Sarah Cooley, Steven Ekren, Claus Joergensen, Cosmos Darwin, Elden Christensen, Subhasish Bhattacharya, Andrew Mason, Anders Ravnholt, Dan Harman, Refaat Issa, Venkat Yalla, Chris Van Wesep, Sarah Blodgett, Sue Hartford, Samuel Li, Rajani Janaki Ram, Rochak Mittal, Aditi Gangwar, Neela Syam Kolli, Shon Shah, Sneha Agrawal, Swapnil Sumbe, Manish Jha, Gautam Deora, Mahesh Narayanan, Krati Jain, Ravi Chivukula, Nirbhay Singh, Ashish Mehndi, Nipun Arora, and Schumann Ge.