DSC utilizes DSC resources to determine whether or not the current state of the node matches the expected state, and those resources know how to change the current state to the expected state. Before we start to write configuration files and utilize resources, we are going to explore the two models of management, review MOF file creation workflows, and look at different methods of configuring data.
Taking a Preliminary Look
Updating the Help System
Exploring Management Models
Reviewing the MOF File Creation Workflow
Examining Methodologies of Configuration Data
Exploring Functions and Cmdlets Available for DSC with WMF 5.0
Understanding DSC Pull Server
Lab: DSC Architecture
Let’s Allow PowerShell to Help Us!
Create A Sample Configuration File and Compile it into an MOF
Simple Deployment of MOF File to Change LCM Settings
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Understand and execute updating the Help System.
Understand management models.
Understand and utilize MOF file creation workflow.
Understand methodologies of configuration data.
Understand functions and cmdlets available for DSC with WMF 5.0.