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Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

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Nano Server as a compute cluster

Hyper-V roles are one of the common workloads we expect most people will run on Nano Server. The compute role is the Hyper-V role which is applicable primarily for physical machines however, starting with Windows Server 2016, Microsoft introduced nested virtualization where we can leverage this feature and host Nano Server with compute role in a virtual machine. Nested virtualization was primarily enabled for Hyper-V containers. For more information about Windows containers and Hyper-V containers, please refer to Chapter 8, Running Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers on Nano Server.

The storage and the cluster role work both whether Nano Server is hosted in a VM or on a physical machine.

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