All posts tagged: dsc

Updates to Hyper-V Networking DSC Resource Modules

I just released an update to my Hyper-V Networking DSC resource module (version 2.6 at present). This module contains six resources at the moment and I plan to add a few more in the near future. cVMSwitch is used to create virtual machine switches. cSwitchEmbeddedTeam is used to create switch embedded team VM switches on Server 2014 TP4 and above. cNatSwitch is used to deploy a VM switch of NAT type. cVMNetworkAdapter is used to create VM network adapters to attach to either management OS or the virtual machines. cVMNetworkAdapterSettings is used to configure VM network adapter settings such as bandwidth weights, port mirroring, DHCP guard, MAC address spoofing, etc. cVMNetworkAdapterVlan is used to configure VLANs on virtual network adapters either in the management OS or virtual machines. The cSwitchEmbeddedTeam and cNatSwitch resources are new in this release and are applicable only from Windows Server 2016 onwards. The cVMNetworkAdapter, cVMNetworkAdapterVlan, and cVMNetworkAdapterSettings modules have two breaking changes. There was no Id property earlier and the Name property was used as a key. This resulted in an issue where …

PowerShell Desired State Configuration workshop in Bangalore

If you are in and around Bangalore and interested in learning about PowerShell DSC, here is your chance. We (Ritesh Modi lead this) did a full day workshop on DSC basics last month. To continue the learning from there, I will be doing a half-day DSC resource module authoring workshop. In this workshop, I will show how to create DSC resources based on PowerShell script modules and Class-defined modules. Here is the idea for the workshop. Attendees will carry their laptops and will be given Azure passes, if needed. We will start with a introduction to resource authoring and as we progress, I will start writing a DSC resource module for the ideas that I have. At the same, we expect attendees to pick an idea and start authoring resource modules. The goal, by end of the day, is to have at least a few modules that can be tested and published. Apart from the DSC workshop, we also have a bunch of IT pro related sessions in the second half of the day. So, don’t …

Speaking at DevOps Days 2013 India

Sometime ago, I stumbled upon DevOps Days website and their call for papers. If you have been following my tweets and posts on PowerShell Magazine, my new found love in Windows Server 2012 R2 OS is the Desired State Configuration feature. This is a feature that enables a million opportunities for people in DevOps and system administration space. This event is happening on November 16th and 17th in Bangalore. So, when I saw the call for papers, I submitted my proposal about Desired State Configuration and this got accepted as a conference talk. I will be there on day 1. The registrations for this event are open. This is a paid registration. You can check for availability here. If you are attending this event, please drop by and say hello. I will be more than happy to talk to you on this subject.