People, by nature, don’t like repetitive tasks. Even worse repetitive tasks will often lead to humans making mistakes: someone forgets to copy a file, someone forgets to set a setting. To manage growth and taking cost out while managing your IT landscape, automation will be key. It will improve accountability, efficiency and predictability, while reducing cost, variability and risk.
Our team has been working hard on a number of libraries to help our customers automate and manage deployments of SDL Knowledge Center. The libraries are available as PowerShell modules. PowerShell is a powerful scripting tool that is becoming the ad-hoc standard for anyone managing and automating a Microsoft ecosystem.
These libraries are made available as open source initiatives on GitHub. When companies think of open source, these days they think "business agility," a quality they increasingly value above all others in the fast-changing marketplace… and that’s not different for SDL.
The following libraries are available:
Ooh, and finally, open source wouldn’t be open source if weren’t welcoming contributions from the community.
Frank Closset thank you for sharing.
With regards to ISHBootstrap, please consider ISHBootstrapDemo (github.com/.../ISHBootstrapDemo) if you want to get a quick demo.
ISHBootstrapDemo is a small repository that showcases how to bootstrap locally an newly created Windows environment. The only requirement is adding a couple of values into a json file, such as the connection string.
In the repository you will find even a copy-paste option that allows to skip downloading or saving actions. Just paste the small PowerShell fragment to the administrator console and let the magic happen as described on your json configuration file.
Perfect to setup a new demo environment.