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Working with PowerShell DSC for Linux, part 4

Working with PowerShell DSC for Linux, part 4

CTP of Linux DSC that was released last year has only five resources: nxService, nxFile, nxUser, nxGroup, and nxScript. Things like package management, network configuration, firewall settings, jobs scheduled in… Read more »

Working with PowerShell DSC for Linux, part 3

Working with PowerShell DSC for Linux, part 3

Linux is a system that stores configuration in text files. As a result, nxFile should be considered one of two most powerful resources offered in the CTP release. With the… Read more »

Working with PowerShell DSC for Linux, part 1

Working with PowerShell DSC for Linux, part 1

PowerShell DSC for Linux caught my attention immediately after it was announced. Being able to control configuration of Linux box with pure PowerShell code is huge for anybody who is… Read more »

Working with PowerShell DSC for Linux, part 2

Working with PowerShell DSC for Linux, part 2

In the first part of this series, we covered the basis–how to get Desired State Configuration to do what the name promises: keep desired state consistent. Now that we are… Read more »

Mixed refresh mode support for DSC partial configurations

Mixed refresh mode support for DSC partial configurations

Partial configurations in DSC allow department-level delegation of target system configuration. This is an important step in enabling collaboration in the enterprise configuration management context. When partial configurations feature was introduced in… Read more »

DSC Local Configuration Manager Refresh Modes in WMF 5.0

DSC Local Configuration Manager Refresh Modes in WMF 5.0

In the WMF 5.0 Preview February release, a new DSC RefreshMode setting is added to the LCM meta-configuration. If you have worked with first release of DSC or any of the… Read more »

Windows Management Framework 5.0 February preview available

Windows Management Framework 5.0 February preview available

Windows PowerShell team announced the availability of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 Preview February 2015. This preview is available for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2012. As… Read more »

Using DSC to deploy Hyper-V converged virtual network – Assigning IP addresses to VM Adapters (Final Part)

Using DSC to deploy Hyper-V converged virtual network – Assigning IP addresses to VM Adapters (Final Part)

In an earlier article, I had introduced DSC resources that can be used to deploy a Hyper-V converged virtual network. In this series of articles, we will build the converged network… Read more »

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