The base OS images are used as the base for any Windows Server or Hyper-V container and their characteristics are described as follows:
- Container images are a read-only template used to start and create a container.
- These templates contain applications, dependencies, and instructions.
- These images can comprise multiple layers (that is you have a base OS image, and then you might have another layer on top of it for your web application).
- The layers are shared between containers. As an example: let's say you have deployed a base OS image named base01, the base OS image could be Server Core or Nano Server, then you installed Web Server onto it, and then you capture and create a new container image named web01 ...