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Learning PowerShell DSC

By : James Pogran
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Learning PowerShell DSC

By: James Pogran

Overview of this book

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

Chapter 3. DSC Configuration Files


"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

 --Winston S. Churchill

Throughout the first two chapters, we covered the foundations of configuration management and how DSC works using them. We delved into the innards of DSC, covering the inner architecture and how the various pieces work together to maintain the state of your environment. By this point, you should have a solid understanding of the what and the why; now, let us start understanding the how. We will address the core interface or API you will use with DSC, the DSC configuration script.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Defining a DSC configuration script file

  • Defining a DSC configuration data file

  • Creating reusable DSC configurations

  • Debugging and troubleshooting configuration script files