Building an Azure Devops Pipeline [Soup to Nuts]
When you search online, you will find various blog posts, documentation and tutorials on Azure DevOps. All of these items are valuable resources but rarely does one walk you through a real-world scenario. Many skim over the security aspect leaving passwords in clear text for simplicity or an end product that essentially does nothing. Let's change that.
How to Deal with Dependencies in Your Pester Infrastructure Tests
When writing Pester infrastructure tests, you'll ultimately run across a common problem; dealing with dependencies. Unlike unit tests, infrastructure tests actually run real code and touch the real environment. A real environment is complicated and full of dependencies on compute, networking, storage, etc.
How I Learned Pester by Infrastructure Testing a Domain Controller Build
In this post, learn how you can perform infrastructure testing in your environment using the PowerShell testing framework, Pester! You'll learn by following along with a story of how I learned by building a domain controller.
Validating your Windows Server 2016 configuration
So you bring up a new Windows Server machine, you're done installing and configuring it how you'd like it to look, perhaps deployed it into your test environment and run a few PowerShell scripts against it. You're done, right? Not so fast. Are you sure all of your standard checklist of things have been applied correctly? Validate that Server 2016 configuration with the testing framework, Pester!