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

A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

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



Guests - Steve Murawski, Geoff Dalgas


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

About the Author

Jonathan Walz

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Since March 2007, Jonathan Walz has been the co-host and technical brains for the PowerScripting Podcast. Conceived as a radio show for the PowerShell community, the podcast is the longest-lived PowerShell show in existence, and has featured dozens of weekly guests.