Automating Infrastructure Validation using Pester, Ansible and Elasticsearch

I've been pretty slow on the whole "Pester movement" lately - I'm simply not writing that many advanced PowerShell functions at the moment. However, Pester can do more than unit/integration testing of PowerShell modules. The PowerShell "Operation Validation Framework" uses Pester to invoke tests for verifying that the running infrastructure is configured as intended. Unfortunately,

Taking Docker for Azure out for a spin

As you may have read, I've been mighty impressed with the networking stack in Docker swarm mode. Today I got access to the beta of Docker for Azure, which is is an offering aimed at getting you up and rnuning super-quickly using the public cloud. All you need is essentially a service principal and a