Continuous Deployment to Azure Automation DSC Part 3


Following on from the previous post - this time I create a separation between development and production.

I've created a build script to be used in the dev environment - it scans each of the script files and if the first line matches "Configuration" then it appends a DEV suffix to the configuration name and creates a new file name <<Configuration>>DEV.ps1. This allows me to create a new version of an existing configuration so I don't affect the production configurations.

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I had to make a change to the dev build task so it would run my new PowerShell script so I added in a new task to the build as below.

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I also updated the Copy Publish Artifact step to include all files.

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What this has allowed me to do is create an artifact with my dev configuration - my release script has also had some smarts added to it so it grabs all the *DEV.ps1 configurations and publishes and compiles them.

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When I transfer these changes to the production release (triggered by a merge to master) all I've had to do is update my release production script to publish and compile any configurations not including DEV in the name.

So far so good - next step will be to introduce multiple configurations and make sure I can process them.

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