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Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

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Installing base container images

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 ...

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