Pro PowerShell Desired State Configuration, 2nd Edition

An In-Depth Guide to Windows PowerShell DSC

Book Description:

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 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
Understand how DSC can be integrated 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.