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. 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.

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      0 comments  ·  Artifacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Notify VM auto shutdown by email

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

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        0 comments  ·  Virtual Machines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 1 vote
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        • Automatic shutdown is nice, even more beautiful it will be with an automatic booting

          Automatic shutdown is nice, even more beautiful it will be with an automatic booting!

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          • 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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            • Skype Enterprise Scenario

              Hello All,

              It would be great if we can create an Artifact for Skype Enterprise 2k15.
              Do you think it would be good idea?
              I need to know if it can be useful.

              Thanks all,

              YK

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              • on virtual machine setup blade, please provide Auto-Start as similar to Auto-Shutdown

                on virtual machine setup blade, please provide Auto-Start as similar to Auto-Shutdown

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                  1 comment  ·  Virtual Machines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Auto-Start gone again?

                  looking under schedule on the VM, the only option is auto-shutdown, was auto-start or boot removed?
                  Per link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devtest-lab/devtest-lab-set-lab-policy
                  The option was there, but no longer?

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Policy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Cant add inbound Nat rules for anything other than RDP

                    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....

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                    • Also it will help if you add option for Daily, Day Wise or Weekly option for Auto-Shutdown

                      Also it will help if you add option for Daily, Day Wise or Weekly option for Auto Shutdown

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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • 4 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Virtual Machines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add auto-start options for VM

                              There is a great option available for the VM to auto-shutdown at specific time.
                              It would ideal to extend this option with auto-start at specific time.

                              19 votes
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                              • If I create a resource I would like to choose the cheapest region possible. I see Europe is more costly then US. For testis i don't need EU

                                In the Azure Pricing Calculator I want to be able to choose for the cheapest solution to build.
                                Adding a VM or other resource I need to select a region. I see the prices will drop / rise when I select other region.

                                For a test infra I want a list of resources and pricetags. Then I can make a decision and design.

                                2 votes
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                                • Autoshutdown with option to specify autostartup as well would be great

                                  Auto-shutdown with option to specify auto-startup as well would be great.
                                  Another option would be shutdown the system without De-allocating it.

                                  11 votes
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                                  • Message Notification

                                    When we are using auto shutdown scadule if we want to use notification we need use Logic App. But can you make fild where we only choose users who will recieve message and message text? Without any logic app or Slack

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                                    • 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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                                      • More Granular Auto-Start Options

                                        Instead of restricting startup to "Every Monday at 7 AM ET", include more granularity like "The last Friday of every month".

                                        We're planning on using this to auto-start a testing lab, in which we need to perform monthly tests against new software versions (but only once a month).

                                        So it would be more efficient to configure the startup to occur on the last business day, etc. of the month; first thing in the morning so that the systems are up and running, ready for the testing for the day.

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                                        • Auto shutdown did not work.. who do I contact?

                                          I have a Linux Vm set to auto shutdown every day at 5 PM PST. However it did not shut down yesterday. What sort of logs do I have access to check why this did not happen?

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