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2. Getting Started with DSC

Ravikanth Chaganti

(1)Saideep Helicon, Bengaluru, India

Chapter 1 discussed the philosophy behind DevOps practices, explained the need for Infrastructure as Code, and looked at different aspects of IaC including Configuration as Code where PowerShell Desired State Configuration plays a role. It ended with a quick introduction to PowerShell DSC and how to install WMF 5.1 on down-level operating systems such as Windows Server 2012 R2. In this chapter, I take this knowledge further down the rabbit hole and show what DSC has to offer—its features and component architecture.

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