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.

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  1. need to improve recalculating time

    I had been set the shutdown time at 10:00 PM so i have received the alert for same half an hour before. That time, it was working so i have gone to setting of auto shutdown and changed the time to 11:00 PM even though my system has went down instead recalculating the new time.

    One more thing, there should also notification for down on ARM portal if auto shut down has scheduled.

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      0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • How can I create VM from a formula in ARM template?

      I want to create VM from a formula with the use of ARM template. But I
      cannot find something on the Internet.

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        1 comment  ·  Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow devtestlab resource types in private repo templates

        Currently only non devtest labs resource types are supported in creating resources in environments via private repo based around templates as bases... But we may need a scenario where we create a custom image after the vm is sys prepped in devtest labs and create resources based on that image.

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        • Please make Marketplace Visual Studio Images running on windows 10 available in DevTest Labs

          Currently only can see visual studio marketplace images running on server, though in the azure portal they exist on windows 10

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          • Auto Start in a simple way to execute!

            An auto start make do necessity for more simple way in automation.
            and don´t need hard development scripts to else do it.

            5 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Virtual Machines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Azure Backup Vault migration from a subscription to another

              Azure Backup Vault migration from a subscription to another

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              • Schedule using Crontab formnet

                if we can configure shutdown in crontab format
                ex:

                * * * * * command to be executed
                - - - - -
                | | | | |
                | | | | +----- day of week (0 - 6) (Sunday=0)
                | | | +------- month (1 - 12)
                | | +--------- day of month (1 - 31)
                | +----------- hour (0 - 23)
                +------------- min (0 - 59)

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                  0 comments  ·  Virtual Machines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Autoshutdown

                  want to shutdown vm on daily basis, so please provide an option of calendar

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                  • Give contributor permissions on resource group to service principal creating DevTest Labs vms

                    Currently DevTest Labs has a setting to give default Contributor access to the underlying VM resource group when instantiating a DevTest Labs VM. However, we noticed this doesn't apply to a service principal instantiating such a DevTest Labs VM (Microsoft.DevTestLab/labs/virtualmachines type) from an ARM template in a VSTS release. It only gets Reader access to the resource group. Please allow this setting to apply to service principals as well. We would like to use the same VSTS release and service principal to apply extra VM extensions (like antimalware) to the underlying VM (type Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines) after provisioning the DevTest Labs VM.

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                    • Fix issue where deallocated VMs are missing/deleted

                      In DevTest lab, if I look at the list of my VMs (all deallocated), the statuses load for all but one - that status seems to try to load forever.

                      If I drill down into that VM I get the message "This asset was not found, it may have been deleted." It most certainly was not.

                      So in Azure, I can expect VMs to randomly disappear? I cannot recommend to my company that we continue migrating to Azure with issues like this (I have had many other bad issues too).

                      If I try to get help via support it asks…

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                      • Temporarily disable autoshutdown.

                        I love the feature, but sometimes, I want to run a calculation that might last for a few days. I'd love to be able to configure something like "turn off autoshutdown for 48 hours"
                        As opposed to turning it off, then putting a few calendar events in my phone to remind me to go turn it back on again.

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                          0 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Deployment Status

                          When a server is being deployed, there is no way to see what part of deployment it is working on.

                          If you deploy a VM in "normal" Azure Portal, there is a button available to see the current deployments. Would be great if this was also possible within an DevTest lab.

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                          • Show added artifacts

                            When you have added Artifacts to a Resource (VM) you are unable to see what artifacts are assigned.

                            Now it's possible to add the same resource multiple times, and you are unable to remove an artifact if you accidently selected the wrong one.

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                            • Start VMs automaticamente

                              Disponibilizar agendador igual ao "desligamento automático" para as VMs.

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                              • Azure SSL Certificates in CSP subscription

                                Azure SSL Certificates in CSP subscription

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                                • Enforce autostart to VMs in Labs

                                  We can configure autostart for VMs globally from the configuration. However we have to enforce it individually. I would like to have an option to enforce it on all VMs (at least), or on a subset (eventually)

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                                    • Can I select multiple time in scheduled down time ? Like 2.00 pm & 8.00 pm

                                      Can I select multiple time in scheduled down time ? Like 2.00 pm & 8.00 pm

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                                      • Suspend as alternative to shutdown

                                        I wish it were possible to save the state of the virtual machine so I can continue were I left off with all windows open, half-completed processes still there etc. Similar to how one can close the lid on a laptop rather than shutting it off.

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                                        • template

                                          When creating a DTL from a template it would be good if we can control the storage account and key store resources that get auto created for us.
                                          If we can't specify those resources ourselves then just the naming convention and tagging would allow them to follow our internal conventions and tagging policies.

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