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DSC Partial Configurations
and Cross-Machine
Synchronization
Ravikanth Chaganti
A Deep Dive
• Principal Engineer at Dell Inc.
• MVP, CDM (Windows PowerShell)
• Founder and Editor, PowerShell Magazine
• Author
• Pow...
Agenda
• Partial Configurations
• Demo
• Is this right for you?
• Cross-Node Synchronization
• Demo
• Q & A
Partial Configurations
• New in WMF 5.0
• Enables
• Delegated configuration management
• Incremental configuration enact
Delegated Configuration Management
Incremental Configuration Enact
Demo
Partial Configurations
Partial Configurations – Right for
you?
• Understand the enact process
• No conflict checks until runtime
• You should kno...
• No one deploys infrastructure in silos!
• There is always dependency on other nodes
in the infrastructure for an applica...
Cross-Node Synchronization
Summary
• Partial Configurations are great!
• Use them wisely
• Cross-node synchronization enables
building complex DSC co...
• Now: 15 min break
• Grab a coffee
• Stay here to enjoy next presentation
• Change track and switch to another room
• Ask...
Questions?
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PowerShell DSC Partial Configurations and Cross-node Synchronization

  1. 1. DSC Partial Configurations and Cross-Machine Synchronization Ravikanth Chaganti A Deep Dive
  2. 2. • Principal Engineer at Dell Inc. • MVP, CDM (Windows PowerShell) • Founder and Editor, PowerShell Magazine • Author • PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed • Layman‘s Guide to PowerShell 2.0 Remoting • WMI Query Language via PowerShell • A few more coming soon! About_Author
  3. 3. Agenda • Partial Configurations • Demo • Is this right for you? • Cross-Node Synchronization • Demo • Q & A
  4. 4. Partial Configurations • New in WMF 5.0 • Enables • Delegated configuration management • Incremental configuration enact
  5. 5. Delegated Configuration Management
  6. 6. Incremental Configuration Enact
  7. 7. Demo Partial Configurations
  8. 8. Partial Configurations – Right for you? • Understand the enact process • No conflict checks until runtime • You should know about all fragments upfront • Individual fragment updates may impact operations • Operations Validation #FTW • Should enable collaboration and not separation • Locking resource modules isn‘t always good!
  9. 9. • No one deploys infrastructure in silos! • There is always dependency on other nodes in the infrastructure for an application to work. • Cross-Node Synchronization enables this within DSC! • WMF 5.0 provides built-in resources: • WaitForAny • WaitForSome • WaitForAll Cross-Node Synchronization
  10. 10. Cross-Node Synchronization
  11. 11. Summary • Partial Configurations are great! • Use them wisely • Cross-node synchronization enables building complex DSC configuration for multi-tier deployments
  12. 12. • Now: 15 min break • Grab a coffee • Stay here to enjoy next presentation • Change track and switch to another room • Ask me questions or meet me in a breakout session room afterwards Next Steps...
  13. 13. Questions?

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