Getting Started with Terraform Windows and Terraform EC2
In the infrastructure as code (IaC) space, one of the most useful tools to come out in the last several years is HashiCorp's Terraform Windows. The ability to version infrastructure, automate the provisioning of resources, and execute across different cloud vendors is huge for any DevOps and automation workflows.
Install Chef Test Kitchen (And Get Started)
As more companies become more DevOps focused, code testing is creeping its way out of just the software development realm. With software "eating the world," we are now seeing operations/system administrators writing more code. A lot of this code is "infrastructure code". In this post, you're going to learn one approach to IaC and how to install Chef Test Kitchen and get started using it.
Invoke-DscResource: DSC Without the Configuration
Prior to Windows Management Framework (WMF) v5, people that wanted to use Desired State Configuration (DSC) in PowerShell to apply configurations to their machines were forced to go through the same procedure if they wanted to provision an entire server or just install a single Windows feature. That's no more with the Invoke-DscResource cmdlet.