Nano Server Boot Performance


One of Microsoft’s Premier Field Engineers (Jaromir Kaspar) set up a virtual lab to measure Nano Server’s boot performance and IO footprint, and compare those to Server Core and full Server.  Check out Jaromir’s blog post for the full review.  Here’s the summary table to whet your appetite 🙂 :

Server                    Boot Time (s) Boot Degradation Read (MB) Read Degradation Write (MB) Write Degradation Total (MB) Total IO Degradation
2016 Nano Server 9 1.0 156 1.0 135 1.0 290 1.0
2016 Server Core 85 9.4 2,304 14.8 1,170 8.7 3,474 12.0
2016 Full Server 135 15.0 2,533 16.3 2,089 15.5 4,622 15.9
2012 Server Core 82 9.1 1,618 10.4 1,426 10.6 3,044 10.5
2012 Full Server * 84 9.3 1,694 10.9 1,453 10.8 3,147 10.8

 

* Full Server 2012 doesn’t have the desktop experience enabled

 

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Comments (2)
  1. Howard Wen says:

    shame, why 2012 fast than 2016?

  2. Cloud-Ras says:

    Ha ha…- thats awesome! 😀
    9 second boot for Nano 🙂

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