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Introductie Windows Server 2016

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136 C H A P T E R 7 | Systems management C H A P T E R 7 Systems management This chapter explores some of the new elements for Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview related to systems management. The core areas we will discuss are Windows PowerShell V5 and then we will dive into detailing what's new in System Center 2016 and how you can take advantage of Microsoft Operations Management Suite to have a complete hybrid management experience. Windows PowerShell improvements By Ritesh Modi Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a hot topic nowadays. DSC is a new management platform with which administrators can use Windows PowerShell for deploying and managing configuration data for software services and also for managing the environment in which these services run. Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview introduces several improvements to DSC, and in this chapter, Ritesh Modi examines two of these enhancements: the new Local Configuration Manager v2 and a new partial configuration feature. Ritesh also examines the new PowershellGet module and the NuGet package manager, two of the many new capabilities that you will find in Windows PowerShell v5. DSC Local Configuration Manager One of the most important features of DSC is Local Configuration Manager (LCM) for both DSC push and pull architecture. It acts as the DSC client engine responsible for accepting (push mode) or retrieving (pull mode) configurations (MOF files), running MOF files, monitoring, comparing the MOF configuration with current server configuration, reporting the drifts, and applying (or reapplying) the configurations. Needless to say, LCM is the heart and brain of DSC, and it should be installed on all the servers that are managed by DSC within a network.

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