We’re going to cover the basics to get up and running with PoshBot:
- Create a Slack bot
- Create a PoshBot configuration
- Run PoshBot as a service
- Write a PoshBot plugin
- Use PoshBot
This might seem like a lot of work, but the configuration and service are a one time thing – Writing plugins is just like writing PowerShell functions and modules!
One of my mad scientist co-workers has put together a similar bot and it tells our DBA team how servers are doing. It’s quite useful for system reconnaissance, particularly when all you have is a phone and a trouble ticket.