Episode 250 – PowerScripting Podcast – Julian Dunn from Chef on Configuration Management and PowerShell

11 12 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Julian Dunn about configuration management and Chef

Interview

Guests – Julian Dunn

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Chatroom Buzz-

<13Stuwee> ## If DSC and Chef are simular and I haven’t used either, why would I learn Chef over DSC at this point?

<0halr9000> ## tell us more about configuration management of some “non-traditional” nodes like the network and storage hardware that you mentioned earlier

<13Stuwee> ## Do you use PSH within Chef?

<13Stuwee> ## please igonre if already asked.  Does it work with clients or just servers. Does it have a client install piece?

<13Stuwee> ## what about “what clients are supported”, XP, Win7 Server 2003 etc…

<0organicit> ##As an enterprise why should I consider Chef over Puppet.  Sorry if this has been addressed

<13Stuwee> ## what about cost?

<13Stuwee> ## if you have a run list and one thing fails, how is the admin notified that it failed, how easy is it to recover?

<13Stuwee> ## how many cookbooks exist today and how ofter do new ones get added/updated?

<13Stuwee> ## if the cookbooks are community created/driven, how is the quality of the cookbook verified?  Does anyone validate the cookbook?

<13Stuwee> ## how long has Chef been “in the business”.  In other words can I trust it to be around for the long term in light of DSC?

<13Stuwee> ## does it maintain a “state” or is it primarly used for installation of software?

<13Stuwee> ## wait wait…. just kidding

The Question – Hero/Power

  • Superman

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Episode 249 – PowerScripting Podcast – Distinguished Engineer Jeffrey Snover for the PowerShell v4 Launch Party

29 11 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Jeffrey Snover about PowerShell Version 4

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Interview

Guests – Jeffrey Snover

Chatroom Buzz-

<0halr9000> ## centralized package management support for v5?

<0halr9000> ## remoting: why not use SSH? (question from a friend of mine)

<12PowerSchill> ## Replacing the ISE with Visual Studio PS

<4Vern_Anderson> ## is there any plan for DSC to replace GPOs?

<4Vern_Anderson> ## is there any plan for DSC to replace GPOs?  << some one said that when Don Jones was on

<11sepeck> ## http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/liveevents/server-virtualization-w-windows-server-hyper-v-system-center-jump-start#?fbid=5qAt-XPCqcE

<11sepeck> ## ^^ 2 day free Server 2012r2 virtualization with cert test voucher event for notes

<0Jaykul> ## @halr9000 hold the mic up for him. :-p

<4Vern_Anderson> ## is there any plan for DSC to replace GPOs?  << some one said that when Don Jones was on

<13deadlydog> ##Jeffrey, do you still have any say on what the PowerShell team works on?

<13deadlydog> ##if not, how does that feel, to hand your “baby” off to others and have no input on what happens to it

<8justpaul> ## what is your religion regarding invoke-expression?

<11sepeck> ## while I realize things are in ‘flux’ at MS for the moment and all this fun ‘cloud’ stuff but right now there are a lot of messages from Microsoft that are less then re-assuring to on site engineers/techs/etc…. i.e. o365 and moving exchange tot he cloud and only just yesterday a note about the next on site release.  Is there an intention to somehow clarify this message for those people ‘not able/willing’ to go to the {azure}clou

<11sepeck> ## a real future for on premisis stuff

<5JHofferle> ## When is Microsoft going to produce some DSC whitepapers? Most of the info I see is coming from the MVPs at this point. If you look at Direct Access or other feature, there are books from MS on how to use it.

<13deadlydog> ## I tweeted this yesterday, but Jeffrey, how do you feel about Centralized Module Management for PowerShell, similar to ruby gems. Do you think it will ever happen?

<8justpaul> ## does Jeffrey know we have to take a shot every time he says “cloud”?

<14gpduck> ## is there any chance additional DSC resources will be released out of band from new versions of windows?

<0Jaykul> ## just saying, for those who don’t know: http://github.com/PoshCode/poshcode

<11sepeck> ## will v4 on windows update blow up Exchange and System Center again and have testing been implemented to avoid this again in the future?

<0organicit> ##for god sake just pay Jaykul to do it

<0halr9000> ## what does SQL product group think of DSC?

<11sepeck> ## isn’t that the purpose of codeplex?  Cause that seems like there is stuff on there now for that very purpose!

<0Jaykul> ## Do you have any influence with CodePlex? Can you make them give us permalinks for downloads?

<0Jaykul> ## is DSC part of CEC now?

<13deadlydog> ## Jeffrey, do you still use PowerShell in your day to day activities, or at all?

<0Jaykul> ## Saw a big partnership with Microsoft and Xamarin recently. Any chance of Microsoft helping PowerShell get cross-platform?

<0Jaykul> ## Even if just the language …

<0Jaykul> ## Are third-party document DSLs possible in PS4? Will there be published (blog posts?) instructions on how to make one?

<5JHofferle> ## What’s the next “Hard Problem” Jeffrey Snover is going to solve?

<0Jaykul> ## Do you know if it’s possible to set the $Options parameter on TabExpansion2 when I press Tab without editing the function by hand? 😉

<13deadlydog> ## Jeffrey, what PowerShell editor do you use? ISE?

<sepeck> http://i.imgur.com/JzX2Xh9.jpg?1

<JonWalz> try this http://vaughnlive.tv/embed/video/jonwalz

<HansO> I only get “Connection failed” at http://vaughnlive.tv/embed/video/jonwalz

<HansO> So I am the only one getting “Connection Failed”  at http://vaughnlive.tv/embed/video/jonwalz?

<sepeck> https://powerscripting.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/episode-89-powershell-v2-launch-party-with-distinguished-engineer-jeffrey-snover/

<sepeck> https://powerscripting.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/up-next-jeffrey-snover-and-the-powershell-v3-launch-party/

<Jaykul> https://github.com/SublimeText/ElasticTabstops

<sepeck> ## http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/liveevents/server-virtualization-w-windows-server-hyper-v-system-center-jump-start#?fbid=5qAt-XPCqcE

<Jaykul> gpduck: you’ve seen https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/DSC

<sepeck> http://blogs.technet.com/

<sepeck> TechNet Script Center and http://blogs.technet.com/b/onescript/

<Jaykul> ## just saying, for those who don’t know: http://github.com/PoshCode/poshcode

<JimBirley> http://huddledmasses.org/creating-powershell-modules-the-easy-way/

<Jaykul> deadlydog: https://github.com/pash-project/pash

<JimBirley> random, unsolicited beer recommendation => http://sixpoint.com/beers/seasonal/autumnation





Episode 243 – PowerScripting Podcast – Rob Reynolds on Puppet and Chocolatey

1 10 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Rob Reynolds about Chocolatey and Puppet

News

Interview

Guests – Rob Reynolds

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Chatroom Buzz-

<14ScriptingWife> ## what is the topic tonight?

<4Vern_Anderson> ## && Happy Birthday to @ScriptingWife

<7JimBirley> ## All night long

<0halr9000> ## like so

<11MikeFRobbins> ##

<13Stuwee> ## What does puppet actually do?

<13Stuwee> ## so will DSC replace puppet?

<14gpduck> ## write documentation that does the work for you instead of a list of instructions

<11ScriptWarrior> ## so there are goto statements?  😛

<4Vern_Anderson> ## I think enterprise customers get support

<4Vern_Anderson> ## Normal open sourced customers are on their own

<11ScriptWarrior> ## So does Puppet consume the MOF Files?

<4Vern_Anderson> ## Managed Object Format (MOF)

<4Vern_Anderson> ## Spotted cow spots??

<MikeFRobbins> One month until PowerShell Saturday 005 in Atlanta: http://powershellsaturday.com/005/

<MikeFRobbins> PowerShell Oktoberfest: PowerShell Saturday 005 in Atlanta and 006 in Singapore: http://mikefrobbins.com/2013/09/26/powershell-oktoberfest-powershell-saturday-005-in-atlanta-and-006-in-singapore/

<MikeFRobbins> Episode 199 – PowerScripting Podcast – Rob Reynolds talks PowerShell and Chocolatey: http://powershell.org/wp/2012/09/07/episode-199-rob-reynolds-talks-powershell-and-chocolatey/

<MikeFRobbins> Adam Driscoll is presenting for the Mississippi PowerShell User Group (Lync Meeting) on October 8th: http://mspsug.com/2013/09/24/powershell-mvp-adam-driscoll-speaking-for-mspsug-on-tuesday-october-8th-at-830pm-cdt/

<halr9000> http://chocolatey.org/

<halr9000> http://puppetlabs.com/

<ToddKlindt> ScriptingWife, I think it starts here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=q0PHeSoHa6s#t=886

<Vern_Anderson> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puppet_(software)

<Vern_Anderson> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chef_(software)

<MikeFRobbins> Tomorrow is the last day to submit topics for the PowerShell Summit: http://powershell.org/wp/2013/09/01/powershell-summit-north-america-2014-call-for-topics/

<halr9000> http://forge.puppetlabs.com/

<ScriptingWife> my version of chrome: http://www.last.fm/music/Trace+Adkins/_/Chrome

<halr9000> http://www.vagrantup.com/

<halr9000> i do not know what made me think of this but here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dD7-N9aWbY

<halr9000> no here you go much better http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hw4wzwYeZ0Y

<Vern_Anderson> http://youtu.be/liKhLNY5GYI  I’m your puppet

<ScriptWarrior> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc180827.aspx – Mof technet

<Vern_Anderson> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Management_Instrumentation#WMI_tools

<MikeFRobbins> Looking forward to going to Weidmanns for lunch tomorrow: http://www.weidmanns1870.com/

<MikeFRobbins> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_95

<halr9000> http://www.oculusvr.com/

<ScriptWarrior> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO4yR2l3V1k

<Rob_____> https://github.com/ferventcoder/vagrant-windows-puppet

<Rob_____> https://github.com/chocolatey/puppet-chocolatey-handsonlab

<MikeFRobbins> ScriptingWife | The place I’m having lunch at tomorrow has Praline Cheesecake and Praline Bread Pudding a la mode http://www.weidmanns1870.com/our-menus/lunch-menu/

<JonWalz> http://grooveshark.com/s/Existence+VIP/3LxAuC?src=5

<ToddKlindt> Here are the books I read last year, http://www.toddklindt.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=383

The Question – First Computer

  • Gateway Pentium 133, and it was horrible!




Episode 242 – PowerScripting Podcast – Steven Murawski and Geoff Dalgas on DSC and Stack Overflow

25 09 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Steven Murawski and Geoff Dalgas about DSC & Stack Overflow

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Interview

Guests – Steve Murawski, Geoff Dalgas

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Chatroom Buzz-

<11ScriptWarrior> ## Do they use splunk to data mine those logs?

<0logicaldiagram> ## What “provider” do you use for IIS?

<10Neptune443> ## Can you expand on the pull setup? TechNet docs are just wrong and the DSC-service in R2 RTM seems to be pretty much broken out of the box.

<11ScriptWarrior> ## Well plus by automating you are taking human error out of the deployment process

<0logicaldiagram> ## Do you have one .Net application for all the StackExchange “sites”?

<11ScriptWarrior> ## So is that like VM Snapshots?

<0halr9000> ## how do you make a provider?

<11ScriptWarrior> ## Just out of curiosity what brand of hardware do you use at Stack?

<11ScriptWarrior> ## What do you use to monitor the servers?  Dell OpenView?  SCOM?

<0logicaldiagram> ## Any real-user monitoring?

<11ScriptWarrior> ## Why not use SCOM?

<10Neptune443> ## Can you quickly run through what you need to do to package up both configurations and providers for the pull server?

<PowerSchill> https://pssat005.eventbrite.com/?ref=ecount

<JeffH> This book helped some in explaining devops: http://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-Helping-Business-ebook/dp/B00AZRBLHO

<Vern_Anderson> http://powerscriptinglive.blogspot.com/

<MikeFRobbins> Did you guys see my blog today: Fun and Games with PowerShell: http://mikefrobbins.com/2013/09/19/fun-and-games-with-powershell/

<MikeFRobbins> 36 days until PowerShell Saturday 005 in Atlanta: http://powershellsaturday.com/005/

<halr9000> http://stackoverflow.com/

<gdalgas> https://www.quantcast.com/p-c1rF4kxgLUzNc

<halr9000> http://www.amazon.com/Management-System-Administrators-Thomas-Limoncelli/dp/0596007833

<gdalgas> http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/05/welcome-stack-overflow-valued-associate-00003/ <- me

<halr9000> https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/DSC

<gdalgas> http://imgur.com/2MFgP23 <– our entire web tier for Stack Exchange

<halr9000> http://www.vagrantup.com/

<halr9000> http://docs.vagrantup.com/v2/getting-started/index.html

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.glassdoor.com/Best-Places-to-Work-LST_KQ0,19.htm  #15

<gdalgas> http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/02/new-datacenter-migration/ <– my boy has been doing datacenters for awhile

<gdalgas> they sure are:  https://twitter.com/SuperDalgas/status/379721652516691968

<logicaldiagram> http://blog.serverfault.com/2013/09/05/homegrown-devops-tools-at-stack-exchange/

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.opencompute.org/  << Should look at these servers

<smurawski> http://velocityconf.com/velocityny2013/public/schedule/detail/30114

<halr9000> http://www.amazon.com/The-Goal-Process-Ongoing-Improvement/dp/0884270610 ?

The Question – Geoff

  • Geoff Dalgas: superhero – The Hulk

  • Steve – book: The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement, by Eliyahu M. Goldratt





Episode 236 – PowerScripting Podcast – MVP Don Jones on PowerShell Desired State Configuration

30 07 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Don Jones about PowerShell Desired State Configuration

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Interview

Guests – Don Jones

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Chatroom Buzz

  • Vern_Anderson: ## How much of a dependency is System Center?

  • Stuwee: #### Does it work only for 2012 r2 right now or does it work with other servers?

  • Stuwee: so you can use DCS for win clients?

  • halr9000: ## what types of things can we do in DSC? (resources)

  • KeithH: What do you think about the lack of Windows Roles on client SKUs?

  • smurawski: ## Here’s a softball for you.. Does this enable OS Version independence (from a declarative perspective)?

  • organicit: ##will there be a way to extend this beyond server roles?  Hooks into lower level dependencies such as applications servers like weblogic, Tomcat, Jboss,apache…etc

  • FishTender27: I think you would still need a way to assign MOFs by a heirarchy

  • PowerSchill: ## But how do you know that someones DSC implementation has exactly what you want?

  • gpduck: is there any documentation/examples for configuring the pull model in the beta?

  • Vern_Anderson: ## If you’re deploying servers based upon how another server looks does it use dedupe to limit replicating copies of files?

The Question –

  • First task with PowerShell: Writing PowerShell TFM




Up Next: Don Jones talks about PowerShell V4 Desired State Configuration

24 07 2013

6759769a746ca9f0c2339df2a38cb9a8This Thursday July 25, we are having PowerShell MVP, Don Jones, on the show to give us his take on the PowerShell V4 feature Desired State Configuration. This will be a great show, don’t miss it!

Some reading material from Don on the topic:

Join us at 9:30PM EST at http://live.powerscripting.net








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