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Learning PowerShell DSC

By : James Pogran
Book Image

Learning PowerShell DSC

By: James Pogran

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Learning PowerShell DSC
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Deployment considerations

By this point, we have covered the architecture and the two different ways that you can deploy DSC in your environment. When choosing the deployment method, you should be aware of some additional considerations and observations that have come through experience of using DSC in production.

General observations

You will generally use the DSC push mode deployments to test new configurations or perform one-off configurations of servers. While you can use the push mode against several servers at once, you lose the benefits of the Pull Server.

Setting up a DSC Pull Server is the best option for a large set of nodes or environments that frequently build and destroy servers. It does have a significant learning curve in setting up the DSC resources and MOF files, but once done it is reliably repeatable without additional effort.

When using Pull Servers, each target node is assigned a configuration ID that is required to be unique and is expected to stay with that server for...