Microsoft Virtual Academy - A Deep Dive Into Nano Server - Updated With TP4 Information


The MVA course on Nano Server was originally recorded back in September, but recently it was updated with some new Technical Preview 4 content, so it's worth going back and taking a look at what's new, or exploring from the beginning if you missed this one. Like other MVA content, you can watch this online, or alternatively you can download the content to your PC, tablet, phone or other media playback device to watch it at your convenience. One of the presenters, Matt McSpirit, was in Australia recently for Ignite, so if you enjoyed his sessions there, catch some more of him here.

Course information

Are you spending valuable time patching, updating, and rebooting systems? Bulky server image files demand even more time to install and configure, consuming significant bandwidth, devouring storage space, limiting density, and driving up TCO. Nano Server, available in Windows Server 2016 Preview as part of the software-defined datacenter (SDDC), can help! Learn how to use it, in this technical training.

 

Find out how Nano Server is the fastest booting, most cloud-optimized Windows Server version yet, thanks to knowledge gained running Microsoft Azure datacenters at hyperscale. Learn how to build, deploy, and manage Nano Server to increase speed and agility, tighten security, decrease resource consumption, and boost ROI in the integrated datacenter and into the cloud. Get an introduction to Nano Server, explore managing Nano Server with PowerShell and with Remote Server Management tools, and learn troubleshooting tips. Check out this course, and help free your IT team and infrastructure for more pressing activities!

1 | ​Introduction to Nano Server
Learn the fundamentals of Nano Server, the scenarios Nano Server is suitable for, and core differences between Nano Server and other Windows Server deployment options.
2 | Preliminary Results
Explore some of the initial findings from testing Nano Server during the development process, including the impact on patching, reboots, disk footprint, and more.
3 | Getting Started with Nano Server
See how to obtain a Nano Server image and how you can customize the image, ready for deployment. Take a look at some of the more advanced customizations for dual-booting, joining the domain, and more.
4 | Deploying Nano Server

Focus on showcase deploying Nano Server into a virtual machine, and see a dual-boot physical system deployment demo.

5 | Introduction to Nano Server Remote Management

Explore the different ways that Nano Server can be managed, and focus specifically on how to use existing management tools, such as Server Manager, to manage Nano Server.

6 | ​Managing Nano Server with PowerShell

Take a look at the operational management of Nano Server, using PowerShell. Learn about the importance of Core PowerShell, including what it can and can't be used for, when managing Nano Server.

7 | ​Managing Nano Server with Remote Server Management Tools

Look at a different management approach, and focus on the brand new, web-based Remote Server Management tools.

8 | Troubleshooting Nano Server with Setup and Boot Eventing

Explore important troubleshooting steps for Nano Server. See how to troubleshoot Nano Server using the Emergency Management Services (EMS) and setup and boot eventing.

9 | Troubleshooting Nano Server with the Emergency Management Console

Focus on using the Emergency Management Console.
10 | Developers and Applications

See how Devs can approach using Nano Server as the basis for apps, enabling them to construct and run born-in-the-cloud applications, using ASP.NET 5 and Node.js. Explore Visual Studio integration.

11 | Windows Server Installer

Take a look at the new Windows Server Installer and how it can be used to install applications, agents, and tools onto a Nano Server installation. ​ ​ ​ ​

12 | Resources

Wrap up the course, and explore some recommended next steps for additional learning around Nano Server​.

13 | Technical Preview 4 Update

Learn about innovations in Nano Server since release of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 (TP4), like deployment, Recovery Console, and other improvements since the original course publication.

Recommended Resources & Next Steps

​Take this opportunity to dive deeper into these topics, at your own pace.

Learn
  • Learn the fundamentals of Nano Server.
  • Explore the operational management of Nano, specifically using PowerShell.
  • Explore the different ways that Nano Server can be managed and how to use existing management tools.
  • Explore how to troubleshoot Nano Server using the Emergency Management Services.
  • Explore some of the initial findings from testing Nano Server during the development process.
  • See how to obtain a Nano Server image and how to customize that image.
  • See how to deploy Nano Server into a VM, and get a demo on a dual-boot physical system deployment.
  • Take a look at Remote Server Management tools.
  • Focus on troubleshooting with the Emergency Management Console.
  • Explore how Developers should approach using Nano Server as the basis for applications.
  • Look at Windows Server Installer and how it can be used to install applications, agents, and tools.
  • Wrap up the course, and hear recommended next steps for additional learning around Nano Server​.
  • Take a look at recommended resources and next steps.
  • Explore Technical Preview 4 updates.

 

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