So the reason for the long delay in finishing this is due to some hardware problems with my test server. What was going to work fine for a 2012 server, doesn’t work for crap in 2016.
The problem is in the CPU. The old server I had planned on using as a lab does NOT have a SLAT capable chip. Since that’s a requirement for 2016 Hyper-V, it’s kind of a show stopper.
However – all is not lost! Jason Helmick and Melissa Januszko cooked up a PowerShell Automated Lab Environment that uses Virtual Engine Lability to easily stand up a lab environment on any Windows 10 machine. You don’t even have to manually download the ISO files for the OS install. Now I can very easily stand up/ tear down a lab with little fuss.
So with the lab situation handled, I’m moving on!
My goals this year is to get better with DSC, Pester testing and to complete a build pipeline for work. Let’s see how it goes…..