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OpenSSH is now Part of Windows!

Today is a big day! The OpenSSH client version 7.6p1 is now part of the Windows 10 operating system! Microsoft released Windows 10 Update 1803 and included in that release is the OpenSSH client, which is installed as part of the update. That’s right an SSH client as part of the Windows operating system by default! Also included with this update is the OpenSSH Server which is included as an Windows Feature on Demand.

Distributing SSH User Keys via PowerShell

Folks in the Linux world are used to moving SSH keys to and from systems enabling password-less authentication. Let’s take a minute to look at what it takes to use PowerShell to distribute SSH user keys to remote systems. In the OpenSSH package there’s a command ssh-copy-id which is a bash script that copies a user’s public key to a remote system. There’s a little intelligence in the script to set things up properly on the remote system for password-less key based authentication.

Speaking at PowerShell Summit 2018!

I’m proud to announce that I will be speaking at PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2018 on the conference runs from April 9th 2018 through April 12th 2018. This is an incredible event packed with fantastic content and speakers. Check out the amazing schedule! All the data you need on going is in this excellent brochure right here! This year I have two sessions! On Tuesday, April 10th at 2:00PM – I’m presenting “OpenSSH Internals for PowerShell Pros”

Warning Handling in dbatools Automation Tasks

So I’ve been using dbatools for automated restore tasks and came across a SQL Server Agent job that I wrote that was reporting success but the job was actually failing. What I found was the function I used, Restore-DbaDatabase, was not able to access the path that I was trying to restore databases from. The Restore-DbaDatabase function, and all dbatools functions according to the dbatools team on Slack, will throw a Warning rather than an Error by design.

PowerShell Remoting in Multi-Platform Environments – Use Cases

In our previous post we discussed how to implement OpenSSH (the plumbing) as the transport layer for PowerShell remoting. In this post, we’re going to leverage that configuration and look at some common remoting use cases. This is one of the core things I use everyday when I work with PowerShell. Remoting gives me the ability to administer scale up and administer large collections of systems. So like I said in my very first post about my PowerShell journey, it’s become a part of my every day life and techniques like this are at the core of how I use PowerShell.

PowerShell Remoting in Multi-Platform Environments using OpenSSH

So in my last post I told you about how I started my journey on learning PowerShell, let’s keep going down that path together. In this post I’m going to introduce PowerShell Remoting in Multi-Platform Environments, specifically using OpenSSH. We’ll discuss WinRM in multi-platform systems in an upcoming post. Have you ever had to execute a command against one system or a collection of systems? Have you ever wanted a remote shell on a Windows system?

Why PowerShell?

Why do I use PowerShell? Well, here’s a little back story…last year I was involved in a Pluralsight Play by Play with Jason Helmick and Jeffrey Snover for launch of Open PowerShell on Linux and Mac. Before this video, I didn’t take PowerShell seriously. Basically, if I Google’d a problem and found a solution in PowerShell I would grind my teeth and copy and paste the text into the foreign blue console and cross my fingers.

Speaking at PowerShell Summit!

Speaking at PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2017! I’m proud to announce that I will be speaking at PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2017 on the conference runs from April 9th 2017 through April 12th 2017. This is an incredible event packed with fantastic content and speakers. Check out the amazing schedule! <p> This year I have two sessions! </p> <p> On <strong>Tuesday, April 10th at 10:00AM</strong> &#8211; My session is with none other the <a href="https://twitter.

Using dbatools for automated restore and CHECKDB

OK, so if you haven’t heard of the dbatools.io project run by Chrissy LeMaire and company…you’ve likely been living under a rock. I strongly encourage you to check it out ASAP. What they’re doing will make your life as a DBA easier…immediately. Here’s an example… One of the things I like to do as a DBA is backup my databases, restore them to another server and run CHECKDB on them. There are some cmdlets in the dbatools project, in particular the Snowball release, that really make this easy.

TugaIT – Pre-conference workshop on PowerShell on Linux

Where – Thursday, May 18, 2017 Where – TUGA IT – Lisbon, Portugal Full Day Session – “Open Source PowerShell on Linux – Skills to Manage Your Heterogenous Data Center“  Registration Link – https://app.weventual.com/detalheEvento.action?iDEvento=4011 Early Bird Price – before 03/18/2017 – 150€ Normal Price – before 05/01/2017 – 200€ Late Registration – 05/18/2017 – 250€ PowerShell is now available on Linux and Mac and you want to use it to manage your multi-platform data center.