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Nano Server Hyper-V Features

    Question

  • Hello there,

    Could someone please help me choose the features necessary to run a Hyper-V host on a physical machine:

    1. Is it a good idea to have server antimalware?

    2. I need the physical machine to connect to ISCSI storage

    3. I should be able to manage with VMM later (what's the difference between VMM Agent and VMM Hyper-V agent?)

    Thank you

    Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:10 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    1. Microsoft Windows Server Antimalware is a security feature in Windows Server 2016 which is installed and enabled by default, but the user interface must be installed using the Add Roles and Features wizard like in your picture. It will protect your computer without user interface. 

    2.Iscsi initiator can be configured

    3. VMM Agent - This is for example if you have library server. VMM will install VMM agent to library server

    VMM Hyper-V agent -- this needs to be installed before you can manager that hyper-v server via VMM

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    Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:07 PM
  • First decision is why Nano instead of Core?  Nano is not designed to handle all environments - more designed for a container environment.  Not saying it is not supported, but you might want to investigate your reasons for using Nano.  Recognize that you are among the few that are selecting that option.  Even Microsoft is using Core for its upcoming Azure Stack release.

    "Is it a good idea to have server antimalware?"

    Yes.  Just follow the rules for the file exceptions.

    "need the physical machine to connect to ISCSI storage"

    Should not be an issue.

    "should be able to manage with VMM later (what's the difference between VMM Agent and VMM Hyper-V agent?)"

    This might be another reason to evaluate Nano versus Core.  Check with the VMM folks to see if they support their agent on Nano.  For detailed responses to questions on VMM, you should post your questions to the VMM forum.


    tim


    • Edited by Tim CerlingMVP Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by 0mega3 Sunday, May 07, 2017 5:28 PM
    Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:53 PM

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  • First decision is why Nano instead of Core?  Nano is not designed to handle all environments - more designed for a container environment.  Not saying it is not supported, but you might want to investigate your reasons for using Nano.  Recognize that you are among the few that are selecting that option.  Even Microsoft is using Core for its upcoming Azure Stack release.

    "Is it a good idea to have server antimalware?"

    Yes.  Just follow the rules for the file exceptions.

    "need the physical machine to connect to ISCSI storage"

    Should not be an issue.

    "should be able to manage with VMM later (what's the difference between VMM Agent and VMM Hyper-V agent?)"

    This might be another reason to evaluate Nano versus Core.  Check with the VMM folks to see if they support their agent on Nano.  For detailed responses to questions on VMM, you should post your questions to the VMM forum.


    tim


    • Edited by Tim CerlingMVP Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by 0mega3 Sunday, May 07, 2017 5:28 PM
    Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:53 PM