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DevOps for VMware Administrators by Trevor A. Roberts Jr., Yvo van Doorn, Egle Sigler, Josh Atwell

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Chapter 12. Introduction to PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)

PowerShell has quickly grown to be the standard automation tool for both the Microsoft Windows and VMware ecosystems. Many VMware administrators have utilized PowerCLI, VMware’s PowerShell snap-in, to perform tasks and collect information about their virtual environments. Microsoft professionals have seen tremendous investment by the company to make Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft applications manageable with PowerShell.

The tools you have learned about so far in this book served as the precursor to Microsoft’s latest feature of PowerShell: Desired State Configuration. Commonly referred to with the acronym DSC, this feature enables Windows administrators to natively ...

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