DevTest Labs

Azure DevTest Lab is a service that helps developers and testers to quickly create environments in Azure while minimizing waste and controlling cost. You can test latest version of your application by quickly provisioning Windows and Linux environments using reusable templates and artifacts. Easily integrate your deployment pipeline with DevTest Lab to provision on demand environments. Scale up your load testing by provisioning multiple test agents. Also, create pre-provisioned environments for training and demo.

Visit the Azure DevTest Labs page to learn more about DevTest Labs and how to get started.

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  1. Auto Shutdown configured but not working ?

    Auto Shutdown configured but not working ? any headers ?

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      0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make it work right. I cant adjust the automatic shutdown schedule on the web site.

      Whenever I try to create an automatic shutdown schedule I'm getting an error that prevents me from doing so.

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      • Customize with region/language for I18N bug investigation

        I need a VM installed with Turkish windows settings/region/language. I did not managed to do that with available images/artifacts.
        Is that possible?

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        • Autoshutdown: It would be helpful to be able to "test" the webhook call.

          Autoshutdown: It would be helpful to be able to "test" the webhook call... for those of us trying to code against it.

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          • VNC Artifact

            Would be nice to have VNC artifact so we could monitor tests without interrupting them or creating a session via RDP.

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            • Allow create title of Artifacts

              it`s hard to remember what each artifact is, it would be nice if we can create a title of artifact like "Config IIS" in run powershell artifact...

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              • Have an auto start up alongside the auto shutdown

                I'd like to be able shut down the server at, say, 1am but have it automatically start up again at 8am,

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                  3 comments  ·  Virtual Machines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow us to customize columns in Overview of DevTest Labs

                  In the Overview of the DevTest Labs blade it'd be great if we could add and remove columns to the table.

                  For instance, I'd very much like to see the IP-address of the VM but it seems silly to request you to hard code this specific column.

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                  • Inherit tags from "parent" DevTest Labs resource group

                    When creating a VM in DevTest Labs it (for some reason) spawns a new resource group for all resources used by that particular VM.

                    As we are using tags on a resource group level in order to track a number of parameters, tags on a resource group are required for us.

                    These new resource groups have no tags what so ever, and neither does the resources in the resource group.

                    Please make it possible to inherit tags from the "parent" DevTest Labs resource group.

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                    • 8 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Virtual Machines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • apply artifacts in bulk to existing lab VMs

                        Right now the only way to apply artifacts to already deployed VMs is by going to each machine and navigating to artifact blade and selecting artifacts. This is time consuming for labs with many machines. Would like option to bulk apply artifacts to multiple machines. The UI could support checkbox list of existing VMs in lab. User selects one or more machines to apply artifact against.

                        14 votes
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                        • Notify VM auto shutdown by email

                          To the actual webhook option, please add a notification by email prior to VM auto shutdown.

                          6 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Virtual Machines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Virtual Machines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add artifact for IIS

                              Sometime many of azure engineers test Azure VM by installing default IIS and deploying test app or default app.
                              So it will be time saving in many scenario if you add artifact for IIS configuration on windows serer.

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                                0 comments  ·  Artifacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support custom inbound Nat rules when using "shared public IP"

                                When using a sharedpublic IP you cant add an inbound Nat rules on an DevTest Lab ARM template it only lets you have an RDP rule, deployement fails with the error of it not being allowed - if adding something such as the below:

                                "sharedPublicIpAddressConfiguration": {
                                "inboundNatRules": [
                                {
                                "transportProtocol": "tcp",
                                "backendPort": 80
                                }]

                                Please allow for other ports such as HTTP and WINRM....

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add description to list of fields viewable and searchable in the "Add VM" pane.

                                  In an environment where there are many custom images to choose from, it would be helpful to use the description field more fully. Making the data viewable and searchable will enable users to filter the list more effectively.

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                                    1 comment  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks for submitting the idea! We are planning to improve the user experience including users’ image discoverbility, but we don’t have an ETA at this point of time yet. For people who want to see the support sooner, please don’t hesitate to vote for it!

                                  • Pass 'parameters' as on object to powershell

                                    The runCommand commandToExecute becomes very messy when we need to pass a large number of parameters. Please add a function to pass the 'parameters' collection to powershell as an object. (JSON or powershell)
                                    In our powershell we could then access $parameters.Name.Value
                                    $parameters.Name.type

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                                    • 10 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Virtual Machines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • VSTS agent on Ubuntu

                                        It would be great to have an artifact with VSTS agent available on Ubuntu. As I will be building docker images for deployment in Kubernetes cluster, the kubectl command would be the perfect topping.

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                                        • Surface Dev Test Labs capability in Azure Stack also. It will make MAS very widely used & approachable & rapidly expand MAS adoption

                                          Please make Dev Test Labs capability in Azure Stack also. It will make Microsoft Azure Stack very widely used & approachable, and as well as rapidly expand MAS adoption, thereby making our Hybrid Cloud platform build an impressive lead over the competition.

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