Learning PowerShell DSC

Author: James Pogran

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787281515

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 6109

A learning guide to get you started with PowerShell DSC. About This Book Create flexible and maintainable deployments using DSC configuration scripts that stand the test of time. Explore the core architecture, concepts, and practices in depth. Learning PowerShell DSC is a step-by-step guide that shows you how to start using and taking advantage of PowerShell DSC along with configuring and deploying applications. Who This Book Is For If you are a system administrator, developer, or engineer and are responsible for configuration management and automation, then this book is for you. IT professionals who wish to learn PowerShell Desired State Configuration for the efficient management, configuration, and deployment of systems will also find this book useful. What You Will Learn Explore PowerShell Desired State Configuration and activities around it, including the need for configuration management and abstraction. Create reusable DSC configurations and debug/ troubleshoot configuration files. Learn about the PowerShell DSC architecture with the help of push-and-pull management and workflows. Define DSC configuration scripts and data files and push DSC configuration files remotely and locally. Validate DSC Pull Server install and register target nodes with a DSC Pull Server. Learn about DSC Cross Platform and install PowerShell on Linux and macOS along with real-life DSC uses and different types of deployment. In Detail The main goal of this book is to teach you to configure, deploy, and manage your system using the new features of PowerShell v5/v6 DSC. This book begins with the basics of PowerShell Desired State Configuration, covering its architecture and components. It familiarizes you with the set of Windows PowerShell language extensions and new Windows PowerShell commands that make up DSC. Then it helps you create DSC custom resources and work with DSC configurations with the help of practical examples. Finally, it describes how to deploy configuration data using PowerShell DSC. Throughout this book, we will be focusing on concepts such as building configurations with parameters, the local configuration manager, and testing and restoring configurations using PowerShell DSC. By the end of the book, you will be able to deploy a real-world application end-to-end and will be familiar enough with the powerful Desired State Configuration platform to achieve continuous delivery and efficiently and easily manage and deploy data for systems. Style and approach The purpose of this book is to introduce readers to the powerful PowerShell Desired State Configuration platform to achieve continuous delivery, efficient management, and the easy deployment of data for systems.

Learning PowerShell

Author: Jonathan Hassell

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1501506676

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

View: 7175

Learning PowerShell is a custom-built, handcrafted, painstakingly curated book designed to get you from total PowerShell newbie to confident PowerShell user in as little as four weeks. This book assumes no prior knowledge, perfect for non-developers and GUI addicts who recognize that PowerShell is the future but need a good bit of handholding to achieve mastery. It is also a simple guide for the hundreds of thousands of PowerShell users who have not attained the level of PowerShell knowledge that they really need. With Learning PowerShell at your side, you will see that you don't have to be a developer to use PowerShell and you don't need to be a scripting wizard to derive value from integrating PowerShell into your daily administrative activities. The book is a learning resource that covers every topic worth discussing for a PowerShell beginner, with a depth of explanation unparalleled by any book currently on the market. With this book, you don't have to have a lot of time to learn the language and you can begin applying what you master almost immediately. Even skeptics of PowerShell, and command lines in general, will come away with a renewed sense of respect for the language and ideas on how to put it to use.

Mastering Windows Server 2016

Author: Jordan Krause

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785881450

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 6046

A comprehensive and practical guide to Windows Server 2016 About This Book In-depth coverage of new features of Windows Server 2016 Gain the necessary skills and knowledge to design and implement Microsoft Server 2016 in enterprise environment Know how you can support your medium to large enterprise and leverage your experience in administering Microsoft Server 2016, A practical guide to administering Windows server 2016 Who This Book Is For The book is targeted at System Administrators and IT professionals who would like to design and deploy Windows Server 2016 (physical and logical) Enterprise infrastructure. Previous experience of Windows Server operating systems and familiarity with networking concepts is assumed. System administrators who are upgrading or migrating to Windows Server 2016 would also find this book useful. What You Will Learn Familiarize yourself with Windows Server 2016 ideology, the core of most datacenters running today New functions and benefits provided only by the new Windows Server 2016 Get comfortable working with Nanoserver Secure your network with new technologies in Server 2016 Harden your Windows Servers to help keep those bad guys out! Using new built-in integration for Docker with this latest release of Windows Server 2016 Virtualize your datacenter with Hyper-V In Detail Windows Server 2016 is the server operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, developed concurrently with Windows 10. With Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has gotten us thinking outside of the box for what it means to be a system administration, and comes with some interesting new capabilities. These are exciting times to be or to become a server administrator! This book covers all aspects of administration level tasks and activities required to gain expertise in Microsoft Windows Server 2016. You will begin by getting familiar and comfortable navigating around in the interface. Next, you will learn to install and manage Windows Server 2016 and discover some tips for adapting to the new server management ideology that is all about centralized monitoring and configuration. You will deep dive into core Microsoft infrastructure technologies that the majority of companies are going to run on Server 2016. Core technologies such as Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Certificate Services, File Services, and more. We will talk about networking in this new operating system, giving you a networking toolset that is useful for everyday troubleshooting and maintenance. Also discussed is the idea of Software Defined Networking. You will later walk through different aspects of certificate administration in Windows Server 2016. Three important and crucial areas to cover in the Remote Access role -- DirectAccess, VPN, and the Web Application Proxy -- are also covered. You will then move into security functions and benefits that are available in Windows Server 2016. Also covered is the brand new and all-important Nano Server! We will incorporate PowerShell as a central platform for performing many of the functions that are discussed in this book, including a chapter dedicated to the new PowerShell 5.0. Additionally, you will learn about the new built-in integration for Docker with this latest release of Windows Server 2016. The book ends with a discussion and information on virtualizing your datacenter with Hyper-V. By the end of this book, you will have all the ammunition required to start planning for and implementing Windows Server 2016. Style and approach This book offers a practical and wide coverage of all features of brand new Microsoft Server 2016 along with tips on daily administration tasks.

Learning Windows Server Containers

Author: Srikanth Machiraju

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785885049

Category: Computers

Page: 404

View: 4501

Build, package, and deploy applications as easily manageable and shippable containers. About This Book Discover the secret to building highly portable apps that run on any machine with Windows Server 2016 anywhere, from laptops, desktop servers, and public or private clouds, without any changes to the code Build your company cost-effective, container-based apps that support large-scale, virtual cloud environments The most up-to-date help on the market, offering developers expert guidance in building and shipping high-quality apps, and also helping admins create infrastructure that's simple to maintain Who This Book Is For This book is for application developers with a basic programming knowledge of C#, ASP.NET, and PowerShell. IT Administrators or DevOps engineers with basic PowerShell experience can benefit by extending their learning to use PowerShell to manage containers on Windows environments and use additional management tools. What You Will Learn Build and deploy ASP.NET web applications as Windows Containers on Windows 10 (Desktop) and Azure using Visual Studio 2015, Docker, and PowerShell Build and manage custom images using Windows Server Core base OS image and Docker CLI, publish images to Docker, tag images, author Docker files, and so on Create enterprise-scale, production-grade container environments using Redis Cache containers and SQL Server containers with storage volumes, set up custom container networks, continuous integration, and deployment pipelines using VSTS, Azure, and Git Deploy a composite container environment using Docker Compose on Windows Learn to build applications using Microsoft's thinnest server platform - Nano Servers. Build custom Nano Server images and Nano Containers using Windows PowerShell and configure using PowerShell Core, DSC In Detail Windows Server Containers are independent, isolated, manageable and portable application environments which are light weight and shippable. Decomposing your application into smaller manageable components or MicroServices helps in building scalable and distributed application environments. Windows Server Containers have a significant impact on application developers, development operations (DevOps) and infrastructure management teams. Applications can be built, shipped and deployed in a fast-paced manner on an easily manageable and updatable environment. Learning Windows Server Containers teaches you to build simple to advanced production grade container based application using Asp.Net Core, Visual Studio, Azure, Docker and PowerShell technologies. The book teaches you to build and deploy simple web applications as Windows and Hyper-V containers on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 on Azure. You will learn to build on top of Windows Container Base OS Images, integrate with existing images from Docker Hub, create custom images and publish to Hub. You will also learn to work with storage containers built using Volumes and SQL Server as container, create and configure custom networks, integrate with Redis Cache containers, configure continuous integration and deployment pipelines using VSTS and Git Repository. Further you can also learn to manage resources for a container, setting up monitoring and diagnostics, deploy composite container environments using Docker Compose on Windows and manage container clusters using Docker Swarm. The last chapter of the book focuses on building applications using Microsoft's new and thinnest server platform – Nano Servers. Style and approach This hands-on tutorial helps you get started with Windows Server containers, the new trend in the container market. This example-driven guide is packed with real-world scenarios of Windows Server containers in production environments.

Exam Ref 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Author: Zoiner Tejada,Michele Leroux Bustamante,Ike Ellis

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735697140

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 2845

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-532--and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft Azure solution development. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Design and implement Websites Create and manage Virtual Machines Design and implement Cloud Services Design and implement a storage strategy Manage application and network services This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you Will be valuable for Microsoft Azure developers, solution architects, DevOps engineers, and QA engineers Assumes you have experience designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure solutions and that you are proficient with tools, techniques, and approaches for building scalable, resilient solutions Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions About the Exam Exam 70-532 focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to develop Microsoft Azure solutions that include websites, virtual machines, cloud services, storage, application services, and network services. About Microsoft Certification Passing this exam earns you a Microsoft Specialist certification in Microsoft Azure, demonstrating your expertise with the Microsoft Azure enterprise-grade cloud platform. You can earn this certification by passing Exam 70-532, Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions; or Exam 70-533, Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions; or Exam 70-534, Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. See full details at: microsoft.com/learning

Windows PowerShell Step by Step

Author: Ed Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780735675117

Category: Computers

Page: 704

View: 6714

This is today's definitive hands-on guide to automating Windows setup, deployment, and management with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft senior consultant Ed Wilson ("The Scripting Guy") fully illuminates every key PowerShell technique -- especially the major improvements and new cmdlets introduced with PowerShell 5.0. Wilson's positive and humorous approach has made him one of the world's most popular PowerShell instructors. His practical examples and insights will help you maximize productivity and quality in all your IT operations, and integrate automated workflows throughout any traditional or cloud environment. Windows PowerShell Step by Step, Third Edition offers more labs and structured learning exercises than any other PowerShell 5.0 tutorial. Wilson guides you step-by-step through building every script he demonstrates. He reinforces key concepts with step-by-step exercises, including "One Step Further" exercises that deepen your understanding, so you can solve your unique problems. All examples and starter files are downloadable at the TechNet Script Center Script Repository. Coverage includes: Basic PowerShell concepts and cmdlets Key providers: Alias, Certificate, Environment, File System, Function, Registry, Variable, and WSMAN Remoting, jobs, scripts, functions, and modules Windows PowerShell ISE and snippets Creating, organizing, and running PowerShell profiles WMI: objects, namespaces, providers, classes, and queries Remoting WMI and calling WMI methods via CIM Automating Active Directory and AD Domain Services Debugging scripts and handling errors Defining complex workflows Using Desired State Configuration (DSC) to quickly enforce or restore configuration settings Finding and using the PowerShell Gallery's powerful new resources Each chapter concludes with a convenient quick reference, and Wilson presents detailed appendices on coding conventions and regular expressions. If you're upgrading from any earlier version of PowerShell, a new "Start Here" section identifies the most valuable PowerShell features you haven't already learned, so you can focus your efforts where they'll make you most productive.

DevOps with Windows Server 2016

Author: Ritesh Modi

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786463342

Category: Computers

Page: 558

View: 1390

Obtain enterprise agility and continuous delivery by implementing DevOps with Windows Server 2016 About This Book This practical learning guide will improve your application lifecycle management and help you manage environments efficiently Showcase through a sample application ways to apply DevOps principles and practices in the real world Implement DevOps using latest technologies in Windows Server 2016 such as Windows Container, Docker, and Nano Servers Who This Book Is For This book is for .NET developers and system administrators who have a basic knowledge of Windows Server 2016 and are now eager to implement DevOps at work using Windows Server 2016. Knowledge of Powershell, Azure, and containers will help. What You Will Learn Take a deep dive into the fundamentals, principles, and practices of DevOps Achieve an end-to-end DevOps implementation Execute source control management using GITHUB and VSTS vNext Automate the provisioning and configuration of infrastructure Build and release pipeline Measure the success of DevOps through application instrumentation and monitoring In Detail Delivering applications swiftly is one of the major challenges faced in fast-paced business environments. Windows Server 2016 DevOps is the solution to these challenges as it helps organizations to respond faster in order to handle the competitive pressures by replacing error-prone manual tasks using automation. This book is a practical description and implementation of DevOps principles and practices using the features provided by Windows Server 2016 and VSTS vNext. It jumps straight into explaining the relevant tools and technologies needed to implement DevOps principles and practices. It implements all major DevOps practices and principles and takes readers through it from envisioning a project up to operations and further. It uses the latest and upcoming concepts and technologies from Microsoft and open source such as Docker, Windows Container, Nano Server, DSC, Pester, and VSTS vNext. By the end of this book, you will be well aware of the DevOps principles and practices and will have implemented all these principles practically for a sample application using the latest technologies on the Microsoft platform. You will be ready to start implementing DevOps within your project/engagement. Style and approach This practical, learning book is linear and progressive, and every chapters builds on the previous chapters. We focus on the practical skills required to implement DevOps, with a summary of the key concepts only where strictly necessary.