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  • Hello

    Are there any published benchmarks about startup time for nanoserver vs windowsservercore? 

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:26 PM

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  • Hi, I haven't measured it exactly, but my Server 2016 Core VMs boot in about 7 seconds, Nano takes roughly half of that time.

    EDIT: Just noticed this question is about Containers ...the reply above applies to full virtual machines. I'd guess containers will start much faster.

    • Edited by Jan Ringoš Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:41 PM
    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:39 PM
  • Very easy to test yourself

    PS C:\> Measure-Command {docker run --rm microsoft/windowsservercore hostname} | select TotalSeconds

    TotalSeconds
    ------------
      20.4595211

    PS C:\> Measure-Command {docker run --rm microsoft/nanoserver hostname} | select TotalSeconds

    TotalSeconds
    ------------
        9.47391

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:06 PM