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OMI and NetworkSwitch module

OMI and NetworkSwitch module

One of the first tasks I used PowerShell for was related to Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). I had heard about WMI before I started my adventure with PowerShell, but never tried… Read more »

New feature in Pester 3.0:  Code Coverage metrics

New feature in Pester 3.0: Code Coverage metrics

Introduction I have a confession to make… I don’t actually practice TDD or BDD yet. I see the value of having unit tests, but I’ve been writing scripts for so many… Read more »

Managing PCIe SSD devices in VMware ESXi by using PowerCLI cmdlets

Managing PCIe SSD devices in VMware ESXi by using PowerCLI cmdlets

PCIe Solid State Disk (SSD) devices provides higher IOPS and great sequential read/write speeds. These devices need to be configured before they can be used for Virtual Machine (VM) storage. In… Read more »

Running commands as another user using DSC script resource

Running commands as another user using DSC script resource

A while ago, I received an email from a reader who wanted to run a few Exchange PowerShell cmdlets using DSC. DSC runs as SYSTEM and using Exchange cmdlets will… Read more »

Bootstrapping DSC configuration using Azure VM DSC extension

Bootstrapping DSC configuration using Azure VM DSC extension

In one of the earlier articles, I demonstrated how we can use the Azure VM custom script extension to bootstrap DSC LCM meta-configuration after creating a new VM. In that… Read more »

Understanding Azure VM DSC Extension

Understanding Azure VM DSC Extension

The Azure team released the Azure PowerShell Tools version 0.8.6 that includes cmdlets for working with a new Azure VM extension called DSC extension. Using DSC extension, we can push… Read more »

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