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The Operation Validation Framework: Test your infrastructure using Pester

Knowing if your IT infrastructure is operating as it should is a fundamental task for any IT administrator. Plethoras of tools and products are available in the market to accomplish this task. I want to talk about another option that is free, simple, and uses PowerShell and Pester to perform the heavy lifting. This simple module is called the Operation Validation Framework.

The Operation Validation Framework (OVF) is a PowerShell module that uses Pester tests as the basis for validating that your infrastructure is operating as it should. OVF is a simple PowerShell module that allows you to create Pester tests in a defined directory structure inside PowerShell modules. Packaging our tests inside a module provides them with versions, and we can publish them to NuGet repositories like the PowerShell Gallery.

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