Category Archives: IaaS

Managing VM Scale Sets (VMSS) with Powershell and ARM templates

Azure VMSS (Virtual Machine Scale Sets) A VMSS is an ARM based resource, and can be thought of as a container for building a scalable set of similar machines from a common image. In this post I’m going to show how to build an ARM template to reference and deploy your own custom VM image into a new VMSS. The… Read more »

PowerShell DSC 101 – What’s it all about?

What is PowerShell DSC, and what can I use it for? DSC: Desired State Configuration DSC is a Powershell technology that enables a set of server’s configuration states to be described in a Powershell configuration object.  Each part of the configuration for a server (or Node) is described using a Powershell DSC Resource.  There are some “built in” resources, such… Read more »