O'Reilly logo

Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Dual-boot a Nano Server VHD or VHD(X)

The easiest way to have multiple Windows versions available on the same machine is to place some of them into VHD(X)s, and then you can boot an OS directly from a VHD(X).

This way of deployment is assuming that you already have a physical machine with existing Windows OS installed, it's not a bare-metal deployment, we will get into that in a bit.

To quickly deploy Nano Server on a physical computer, you need to have a generalized Nano Server VHD or VHDX image ready.

We will create a new VHDX image using PowerShell; The computer name will be NANO-HV01. The deployment type is Host for physical machine, we will have the OEM drivers installed for most common hardware including the drivers provided by the ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required