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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    • 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.

        3 votes
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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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            0 comments  ·  Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Offer DevTest Labs on higher level Azure clouds (level 5).

            This solutions is perfect for our customer, but need it in a more secure Azure cloud.

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            • snooze

              Auto shutdown have snooze feature to delay the shutdown for specified time.

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              • Allow secrets at the lab level

                Right now secrets are only on per user level. It would be great if Contributors and Owners could define secrets at the lab level that can be used along side user secrets.

                My current use case is that I don't want all of the lab users to know the domain password when using the Join Domain artifact. Right now I have to add the password to their key vault. The default permissions for their personal key vault allows them to view the value of the secret. I think I can lock this down, but then there is another manual intervention…

                3 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Auto-Shutdown - Mention Daylight Savings in the time / time zone settings area

                  So that we know whether or not we need to manually account for that, or not.

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                    0 comments  ·  Virtual Machines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Expand shutdown options...

                    Expand shutdown options...
                    1. Have option for day of week shutdown instead of just the time each day. This way the machine could be turned off Friday evenings.
                    2. Have an auto on option.
                    This way vm machines may be powered down for times of inactivity, but turn on prior to team starting work to use it.
                    3. Have the ability to delay the shutdown process by x time if the machine is currently in use.

                    20 votes
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                    • Allow multiple email addresses when using Auto-shutdown

                      On the Auto-shutdown screen, allow the addition of multiple email addresses in the email field rather than just the one. I tried using ; but that didn't validate. This would be useful if more than one person needs to know about the scheduled shutdown and would be much easier being able to enter a couple of email address than have to set something else up using webhooks.

                      3 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • VM start automatically.

                        It would be super useful to start the vm in a planned way for example what days and at what time to start automatically.

                        38 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Virtual Machines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • planificar el arranque de la VM

                          me gustaría planificar el horario de arranque y desde que día hasta que día se aplica para maquinas de test donde solo tiene sentido que la maquina funcione en esos horarios

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                            0 comments  ·  Virtual Machines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Limit the number of RUNNING virtual machines, not total by use

                            Now we have "Limit the number of virtual machines" limit and it's a cool, but I would like to have "Limit the number of RUNNING virtual machines" limit rather than in all possible states.

                            I don't want to delete VMs, just because I need another one for a next 2-4 hours. Making custom image for that it's overkill.

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                              0 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • VM auto shutdown if price threshold is reached

                              VM's should automatically shutdown or stopped in dealocatted state if the costing threshold is reached.

                              This can be a useful cost saving feature.

                              5 votes
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                              • auto shutdown powershell

                                Get , Set Auto shutdown cmdlets for Azure VMs. I see a mention that they're there but I can't find the documentation anywhere

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  PowerShell cmdlets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • New VMs randomly hang in Creating state

                                    A significant percentage of VM creations in DevTest Labs fail for unknown reason, and the failure process takes incredibly long time.

                                    They often keep hanging in "Creating" state for 5-10 hours where user cannot even stop or delete VMs. It could be a serious issue if we were charged by unusable VMs for such a long time.

                                    In the activity log, I always see "Write Users" "Create Environment" "Write RoleAssignments" failures, but I have no idea about the relations to the issue.

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Pending on createing artifacts

                                      Steps:
                                      Create CentOS based VM with artifacts YUM to install some package.

                                      Result:
                                      The VM is always under 'Applying artifacts' status

                                      Seems it is trying to install a windows artifact, but could not proceed.

                                      Status:
                                      Name Status
                                      windows-noop Installing
                                      linux-yum-package Pending

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Can't enable auto shutdown due to active blade.

                                        Can't enable auto shutdown due to active blade.

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                                        • Auto Shut Down Notification Should go the user logged in to the server or user using Azure Portal

                                          Auto Shut Down Notification Should go the user logged in to the server, it would be good to add Pop before couple of minutes in azure portal to notify the user.

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