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  • Question

  • Hi,

    im extremly wondering about the Boot Time of a Nano Server VM on a Windows 10 Insider Preview Host Build 10074.

    I did all the config of the VHD File, including the Guest Package for VM integration drivers.

    But the normal boot (after the first for configuration) takes arround 15 minutes.

    Are you expriencing also slow boot times? I know its early beta, but i think that's not what Microsoft wants to give in public preview.

    Thanks for sharing feedback.


    • Edited by Michael-CM Saturday, May 9, 2015 5:13 PM
    Saturday, May 9, 2015 4:58 PM

Answers

  • It seems the console gives the wrong impression. I just got the nano server running. I also see the known Windows boot screen for about 15 minutes, however after just a few seconds you can already use enter-pssession to connect to the nano server.
    • Proposed as answer by Vivian_Wang Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian_Wang Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:20 AM
    Sunday, May 10, 2015 4:58 PM
  • Very strange but it seems correct ;-)
    • Proposed as answer by Vivian_Wang Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian_Wang Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:20 AM
    Sunday, May 10, 2015 6:21 PM
  • You're right, Hans. Unless you inject something into SetupComplete.cmd (for example ipconfig), the boot screen won't show you anything at all, because Nano Server is headless. it is up in seconds, as you have correctly noted.

    To learn more about how / what to inject into SetupComplete.cmd, please visit "Getting started with Nano Server": https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt126167.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Thanks

    ref@

    • Proposed as answer by Tim CerlingMVP Monday, May 11, 2015 10:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian_Wang Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:20 AM
    Monday, May 11, 2015 3:56 PM

All replies

  • Set boot logging and analyze these logs. Remember that there may be reason for longer initial response, for example DC with a lot of accounts in AD.

    Also check errors and warnings in event logs.

    Regards

    Milos

    Saturday, May 9, 2015 10:18 PM
  • No DC with a lot accounts in AD i can exclude. I tested it in a minumum test environment with one fresh DC, nothing special.

    How can i turn on boot logging in and whats the path to the log file?



    • Edited by Michael-CM Sunday, May 10, 2015 2:45 PM
    Sunday, May 10, 2015 5:18 AM
  • It seems the console gives the wrong impression. I just got the nano server running. I also see the known Windows boot screen for about 15 minutes, however after just a few seconds you can already use enter-pssession to connect to the nano server.
    • Proposed as answer by Vivian_Wang Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian_Wang Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:20 AM
    Sunday, May 10, 2015 4:58 PM
  • Very strange but it seems correct ;-)
    • Proposed as answer by Vivian_Wang Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian_Wang Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:20 AM
    Sunday, May 10, 2015 6:21 PM
  • You're right, Hans. Unless you inject something into SetupComplete.cmd (for example ipconfig), the boot screen won't show you anything at all, because Nano Server is headless. it is up in seconds, as you have correctly noted.

    To learn more about how / what to inject into SetupComplete.cmd, please visit "Getting started with Nano Server": https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt126167.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Thanks

    ref@

    • Proposed as answer by Tim CerlingMVP Monday, May 11, 2015 10:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian_Wang Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:20 AM
    Monday, May 11, 2015 3:56 PM
  • I didn't really expect something on the console to show, but it's just a bit irritating to see the boot screen for 15 minutes until you get to the black screen with the underscore. I'm guessing this will change until RTM.

    Monday, May 11, 2015 8:12 PM
  • Thanks for this Information, i forgot to integrate SetupComplete.cmd
    Friday, May 15, 2015 11:36 AM