Chapter 13. Implementation Strategies with PowerShell DSC

VMware administrators are in a unique position in a DevOps environment because they tend to be very involved in both the operations and development side of the coin. This position requires them to be agile in how they deliver virtual machines (VMs) and virtual infrastructure to the development teams. Many VMware administrators use PowerCLI, VMware’s PowerShell snap-in, for automating tasks and reporting in their VMware vSphere environment. This chapter discusses ways that VMware administrators may look to use PowerCLI, PowerShell 4.0, and PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) to serve the needs of the entire DevOps team.

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