I’ve received an e-mail two weeks ago from a frequent reader of this blog that he started a PowerShell User Group here in Bucharest and I’m pleased to announce that I will be attending this meeting and I will be presenting a session about building your datacenter with PowerShell DSC.
The event will take place on the 25th October 18:30 at Cegeka Academy (Location). So if you’re interested, you can join the meetup group PSUG Bucharest Romania and come join us for some PowerShell 🙂
Here are the details of the event:
This is going to be the first meeting of (what I hope) is going to be a great sequel of great meetings for all PowerShell enthusiasts.
We are going to debate on the agenda for our next meetings, based on the input of our members, but this will definitely include: DSC, JIT/JEA, Pester, PowerShell for GUIs, crazy PowerShell (creating all kinds of applications with our favorite tool).
We’ll also have the pleasure of welcoming in our midst a great presenter, Florin Loghiade (https://www.florinloghiade.ro/about), who will help us discover the world of DSC with his (introductory) talk “Building and Managing your Virtual Datacenter with PowerShell DSC”.
No cost to attend the meetings! Please join and have an amazing time!
Please look for us also in the calendar of the very popular powershell.org site: Events on powershell.org
See you there!
Most of my DSC blog posts target on-premise or remotely accessed VMs which most of the times are in Azure. While everything is fine and dandy when you’re running PowerShell / PowerShell DSC on your local infrastructure, but when it comes to Azure, you might need to rethink your strategy a bit.
In my previous articles (DSC on Linux & Building a DSC Pull Server), I discussed about installing and configuring DSC on Linux machines, and after that I talked about creating your very first DSC Pull Server, which grants you the capability of serving configuration documents and resources to both Windows and Linux machines. In this blog post I will be talking about writing configuration files and about the methods that you could leverage the code you wrote in order to write once and use it on multiple machines.
I wanted to write this post back in December when WMF 5.0 got released but I decided to put it off because a week after release, Microsoft removed the packages from the Download Center because of a nasty bug that reset the PSModulePath settings to default (blog post). So after a two months wait, Microsoft re-released the WMF 5 packages that contain the PSModulePath fix which you can get from here. If you installed WMF 5 before it got pulled, you will have to uninstall KB3094174, KB3094175, and KB3094176 and then install the new ones that just got published.
In the last two weeks I’ve been playing with PowerShell DSC for Linux and truth to be told I’m impressed on how stable it is since the last time I tried it. I started trying DSC for Linux first it came out and to be honest while it was nice, the bugs didn’t help that much and I always came up with something that made me revert back to a previous checkpoint be it compiling the OMI and DSC, pushing a configuration or breaking the OMI server after fiddling around the configuration files but hey that’s what you get when you’re trying out bleeding edge stuff right?