Microsoft Windows Nano Server: Nano Server First Look

IT professionals who are responsible for designing, implementing, managing, and maintaining a Windows Server infrastructure; IT decision makers looking for a primer on upcoming Microsoft Nano Server product


Expected Duration
90 minutes

Microsoft Nano Server is a new low-footprint, built for the cloud server OS from Microsoft. It breaks with decades of management practice to deliver a container solution for hosting Windows Server apps. This course covers setup and management of Nano Server. You’ll learn how Nano Server works and what you need to know to implement it. This course is based on preview software from Microsoft. Any features, functions and interfaces discussed and shown may change before the final product is released.


Introducing Nano Server

  • start the course
  • describe the motivation for creating Nano Server
  • describe the main features of Nano Server
  • compare Nano Server and Server Core
  • list the roles available for Nano Server
  • describe the server application development model for new versions of Windows Server

Setting Up Nano Server

  • set up Nano Server from the Windows Server Technical Preview media on a Hyper-V host
  • add roles in Nano Server
  • connect Nano Server to a domain
  • configure a cluster of Nano Server VMs
  • perform live migration of a Nano Server
  • configure Scale Out File Server on a Nano Server cluster

Managing Nano Server

  • describe options for remotely managing Nano Server
  • describe emergency management services and kernel debugging in Nano Server
  • remotely manage Nano Server with Server Manager
  • remotely manage Nano Server with Remote Core PowerShell
  • remotely manage Nano Server with PowerShell Desired State Configuration
  • describe Remote Server Management Tools for Nano Server
  • describe Remote Server Management Tools for Azure





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