As I promised in my earlier blog post, I will now demonstrate how you are able to manage you servers and of course Nano server from Azure. It is still in preview phase, but there are lot of things what you are able to do and numbers are counting.
Just keep in mind that if you have some core servers in you your datacenter you will get a possibility to manage them via different GUIs as well.
Let´s take a look of the architecture.
SMT will connect on-premises server via Server Management Gateway so this is really easy to setup and test.
Let´s do the step-by-step configuration.
Next we need to fill some information regarding the installation. In computer name field we add FQDN name of the server which we want to manage (in my case it is physical Nano server). Then we select the correct Subscription and Resource group.
As this is new installation I will create new SMT gateway which is in my setup 2016 server running in my datacenter. Lately we need to select location and start the installation.
Alright, our Management server is up and running correctly so next we need to configure the server which we are going to manage. Open the server what we wanted to manage during the SMT setup (As said earlier my server is physical Nano).
Select Manage as to add credentials
That´s it, everything is done. If you want to add more server under management you can of course use the same Gateway.
Happy managing until next time!