Technical Blog of Francis Setash

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Jan 10, 2017
AzureRM - Bootstrapping DSC LCM

So, a brief tidbit if you’re not using Azure automation for your Azure VMs (we have a subset that are managed with a pull server that are not Azure automation controlled. So, at provisioning time we wanted to look at provisioning the VM with the LCM meta configuration, to avoid additional work by hand. It’s pretty simple, but required a different approach between WMF 4.0 and WMF 5.0 (read: Server 2012 and Server 2016). Let’s discuss:

Dec 29, 2016
Azure RM - CustomData Injection In building out some Azure templates recently - once again - documentation turned out to be a bit thin. The goal was to inject custom data into a VM with data from the output of a resource created in the same deployment…
Dec 23, 2016
Azure RM - JsonADDomainExtension - Error 1332

I’ve been working with Azure RM Templating quite a lot lately. It’s actually pretty staggering in how versatile it is, but some of the documentation is a bit less than awesome.

Nov 16, 2016
cDscDocker 1.2.0 - Now With Daemon Support

Woohoo; now we’re cooking with fire. The cDscDocker resource has been updated to include giving the ability to expose the docker daemon on an interface address of your choice.

Nov 13, 2016
Server 2016 - Docker Abstraction API with Flask

So; lets talk about a docker host on Windows Server 2016, and building an abstraction API with Python/Flask. This will be a multi-part post as my time permits.

Nov 2, 2016
PowerShell DSC - cDscDocker - Version 1.1.0

Now with docker swarm support!

Nov 2, 2016
SCCM Queries for Server 2016 and Windows 10

With the RTM of Server 2016 and beginning testing in my environment; we needed to update our SCCM device collections.

Nov 2, 2016
Some Chef, Some DSC - Website Deployment

If you know me, you know I like what DSC does. What recently came to my attention is that Chef can leverage DSC and that’s pretty cool.

Oct 29, 2016
PowerShell DSC Module for Docker - Initial Stab

So, first and foremost - this is a first take. I already have plans to add docker swarm provisioning, better system checks (e.g. verification that appropriate system patches are in place) and an option to select docker version (or latest) to install.

Oct 21, 2016
Docker - Multiplatform Swarm and Bugs

Docker is so cool; and supporting Windows and Linux alike is even cooler. High availability is a thing though, so I was delighted to find out I can create a swarm in Linux; join Windows Server 2016, and have it managed. Awesome! But…