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December 4, 2018 at 3:14 pm #127965
Is it possible to use a machine on Linux with DSC as DSC pull server (but clients machines have only Windows system)? I will be grateful for any useful information.
December 4, 2018 at 4:57 pm #128041ParticipantPoints: 889Rank: Major Contributor
AFAIK, No... But it will be possible soon.
Please refer to below link for understanding how it will be...
December 6, 2018 at 2:42 pm #128406
thanks for the answer!
December 7, 2018 at 7:36 am #128608ParticipantPoints: 83Rank: Member
I don't think it will be available soon, or at all, from Microsoft... let me explain:
– Microsoft is not releasing a new version of a DSC Pull Server, their answer is Azure Automation DSC service, and whether that will be available to run on your own linux vm/container or anything is unlikely...
– Maybe running the 2019 Pull server on Windows and having the SQL server backend on Linux is possible, but I don't think it's the question
– The community projects that could run on linux are:
- Traek (technically a set of 6 microservices based on NodeJS by former DSC PM Mark Gray who did it on the side)
- Tug (a .Net Core implementation of the PS-DSCPM protocol, but the Windows PowerShell 5.1 handler would only works on Windows, for obvious reasons)
- DSCPullaris, a Work-in-progress project based on Polaris by Ben Gelens
Which one will be production-ready first is not defined yet, but do show interest and support if you are interested!
May I ask what's your use case?
December 10, 2018 at 12:59 pm #129003
Of course, I have few Windows machines somewhere in network and one Linux server and I want to client machines (Windows) will be able to pull file from server if is changing, download it, stop service, change file, and start service again. I want to make everything as automatic as possible. In the future I want to have possibility to make other changes too.
Thanks for your answer I am testing Puppet now and I think that this will be good solution of my problem.
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