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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 7. Example Scenarios

Now here we are at the end of our story, and you might be wondering what there is left to cover. We've gone over all there is to go over in an introductory book, except how to handle certain situations in the real world. In our testing environments, we've had known quantities and clear requirements. We were able to use the latest software and therefore had an easy time using DSC. However, the real world is messy and filled with complex and conflicting requirements, old legacy software, and inflexible deployment processes. How does DSC fit into situations like this?

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Real life DSC usage

  • Setting up a common installation base

  • Installing software

  • Configuration management refresher

  • Selective software upgrades

  • Reporting status