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Pro PowerShell Desired State Configuration

An In-Depth Guide to Windows PowerShell DSC

Authors: Chaganti, Ravikanth

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  • Full in-depth guide to this vital PowerShell feature in Windows and beyond
  • Written by a renowned PowerShell expert, multi-year MVP awardee, speaker, and contributor to the international PowerShell community
  • Helps readers take a modern and robust approach to configuring their infrastructure, whether on-premises or in the cloud, and cross-platform
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About this book

Use Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) to configure your infrastructure on-premises and in the cloud. In an environment where changes and deployments are happening all the time, DSC makes the necessary adjustments to the system so you don’t have to. Pro PowerShell Desired State Configuration shows you how.

PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a powerful configuration management platform that makes it easier than ever to perform configuration management of your infrastructure, whether on-premises or in the cloud. With Pro PowerShell Desired State Configuration, Ravikanth Chaganti revises and significantly expands his previous edition, bringing you a complete in-depth reference for applying this evolving technology in your day-to-day work.

What’s new in this edition?

  • Get up-to-date, in-depth guidance on DSC in the data center
  • Understand the central role that DSC plays in DevOps today
  • Integrate DSC into build and release management tools
  • Learn to think and act like a developer when automating your configuration management, creating a testable, robust process that you can use again and again
  • Find out why and how DSC has an important role to play in public and private cloud deployments
  • Apply DSC in the cloud with Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform

Who This Book Is For

IT administrators, developers and DevOps engineers working in Windows-based data center environments. With a little prior PowerShell scripting experience, this book can be used as an in-depth reference to creating, customizing, and extending DSC in Windows. IT administrators with limited scripting experience will also find this book a useful overview of what DSC offers and how to use DSC resources to automate configuration management and deployment.

About the authors

Ravikanth Chaganti is a well-known blogger and a member of the PowerShell community. He has been a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Data Center Management since 2010 and works at Dell EMC as lead engineer in the Converged Platform and Solutions Division. He is passionate about automation and works in his free time writing scripts and tools to help automate management tasks for Windows OS and applications on Windows OS. Ravikanth has more than 15 years of industry experience and a broad set of skills in the IT infrastructure domain ranging from servers to storage to networking. He started scripting in early 2000 and continued to hone in his skills from that point on. In 2006, he fell in love with an early release of Windows PowerShell and has been evangelizing PowerShell ever since.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction to Infrastructure as Code and PowerShell DSC

    Chaganti, Ravikanth

    Pages 3-19

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  • Getting Started with DSC

    Chaganti, Ravikanth

    Pages 21-51

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  • The Local Configuration Manager

    Chaganti, Ravikanth

    Pages 53-72

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  • Writing Configurations

    Chaganti, Ravikanth

    Pages 73-109

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  • Writing Advanced DSC Configurations

    Chaganti, Ravikanth

    Pages 111-153

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Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3483-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3482-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro PowerShell Desired State Configuration
Book Subtitle
An In-Depth Guide to Windows PowerShell DSC
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Ravikanth Chaganti
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3483-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3483-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3482-2
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 577
Number of Illustrations and Tables
260 b/w illustrations
Topics