Building Custom DSC Resources

  • Ravikanth Chaganti
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Abstract

The resource modules are the heart of configuration management using the management platform provided by Desired State Configuration (DSC). The initial release of DSC, as a part of WMF 4.0, included only 12 built-in resources. These resources enable basic management of a target system, which includes modules for unpacking zip archives, installing and uninstalling MSI and setup packages, managing services, processes, managing Windows roles and features, and so on. While these built-in resources are a good starting point, there are still quite a few gaps and scope for creating DSC resources. DSC as a management platform provides a framework for creating custom DSC resources. It is important for administrators and developers alike to understand how to create custom DSC resource modules. For administrators, this knowledge provides a way to go beyond what is offered by DSC in-box. Developers can leverage the knowledge of writing custom DSC resources to provide support for configuring the applications they are developing using DSC.

Keywords

Virtual Machine Target System Hash Table Management Infrastructure Management Platform 
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© Ravikanth Chaganti 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ravikanth Chaganti
    • 1
  1. 1.BangaloreIndia

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