Learning PowerShell DSC

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  • Understand configuration management and why you need it
  • Craft flexible, reusable, and maintainable configuration scripts for thousands of servers
  • Create custom DSC resources to manage any application or server setting
  • Apply configuration data to deploy applications to different environments
  • Utilize DSC push deployments to test your configuration scripts and custom DSC resources
  • Install, configure and use DSC pull servers
  • Run a Windows MSI package
  • Deploy a website

Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. PowerShell DSC is a new management platform that enables you to deploy and manage configuration data for software services and manage the environment in which these services run.

This book begins with an overview of the basics of PowerShell DSC by covering the architecture and components of the Desired Sate Configuration. It will then familiarize you with the set of PowerShell language extensions and new PowerShell commands. It will help you understand and create DSC configurations with the help of practical examples, and to create DSC custom resources for your custom applications. Finally, you will learn to deploy a real world application using PowerShell DSC. By the end of the book, you will have better knowledge about the powerful Desired State Configuration platform, which helps you to achieve continuous delivery, and efficient management and easy deployment of data for systems.

  • Create flexible and maintainable deployments using DSC configuration scripts that stand the test of time
  • Explore the in depth details of the core architecture, concepts, and practices used by PowerShell DSC
  • A step-by-step guide that shows you how to start using and taking advantage of PowerShell DSC
Page Count 268
Course Length 8 hours 2 minutes
ISBN 9781783980703
Date Of Publication 20 Oct 2015


James Pogran

James Pogran has been working with computers in one way or another for over 15 years. His first job involved systems administration for a large military installation. He then moved on to develop monitoring software and automate large-scale Windows environments for a major managed services provider. He is currently a senior software engineer at Puppet, Inc where he helps to make Windows automation even better with Puppet.