Lab Services

Azure Lab Services is a service that enables you to easily set up and provide on-demand access to various systems and software for any workload: teaching a class, setting up a development or test environment, or running trials with customers. Manage and scale your group’s resources in lab environments, while minimizing waste and controlling cost. Choose between the two lab types, classroom lab or devtest lab, for an experience that is tailored to your scenario.

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  1. Make template VM directly accessible in Azure portal

    The template VM should be accessible like a regular VM via the Azure Portal. I got into a situation after configuring the firewall where the RDP port was blocked and could no longer access it. Support could not resolve it either. This would alleviate that by allowing normal Azure recovery methods.

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  2. Ability to use shared image gallery in Formula

    We need the ability to be able to use a shared image as a base in a formula. Currently we can build a VM from a shared image within the devtestlab but shared image gallery images do not show up as a image you can use in a formula.

    11 votes
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  3. Auto - Shutdown save button is disabled always even enabled is ON and other values are filled.

    Auto - Shutdown save button is disabled always even enabled is ON and other values are filled.

    4 votes
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  4. Scheduling Auto-Shutdown

    The Auto-Shutdown schedule does not allow you to set the date. On Sept 19 at around 4:45pm ET I scheduled a VM to shutdown at 4:55pm ET. The server did not shutdown on Sept 19. Instead, the server ran another ~24 hours and shutdown on Sept 20 at 4:55pm ET.

    Would be nice if the Auto-Shutdown feature has an option to select the date, or if you cannot select date then the shutdown should occur the same day (assuming you pick a future time).

    2 votes
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  5. 23 votes
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  6. Select NSG for DevTest Labs VM on creation

    Currently there is no way to select a VM-level NSG for a DevTest Labs VM. In order to allow both VM-level and subnet-level NSGs to both be applied to a VM (for example, per policy requirements). This should be possible when creating a VM in DevTest Labs.

    1 vote
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  7. Provide the ability to customise the Classroom Labs user Portal

    It would be great to be able to customise the User portal for the Classroom labs, maybe per classroom lab basis, where we can establish a nice workshop title banner, do custom branding etc.

    12 votes
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  8. Overview 'My virtual machines' has a scrollbar for both column values and column titles

    In the overview tab, 'My virtual machines' has a scroll bar for both the columns titles and column values.

    I believe this wasn't intended and isn't often seen. Typically they move together so you can more easily associate values with titles/labels.

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  9. Could not create new machine after clicking "Create" button

    Could not create new machine after clicking "Create" button, no response.

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  10. postpone or cancel auto shutdown

    I have my VM set to shut down at 7PM, however I'd like an ability to skip the shutdown on a particular day, in case I am working late.
    Currently I have to delete the auto shutdown and enable it again once 7PM had passed.

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  11. Custom advanced notice for auto-shutdown notification

    It looks like the only option for the auto-shutdown notification is the default 30mins. It would be great if I could adjust it (to say 2 hrs) so that I can get the notification during my workday when I'm still checking email.

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  12. 1 vote
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  13. Azure Bastion: DevTest Labs support

    DevTest Labs users should have an option to use Azure Bastion to connect their VM when clicking "Connect" in DevTest Labs VM blade in Azure Portal.

    4 votes
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  14. Support auto shutdown by resource group

    Support auto shutdown by resource group instead of setting it per VM. I hope we can do it per RG to speed up and streamline.

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  15. Please add VM auto-shutdown to AZ API.

    Currently, you can manually set up the auto shutdown schedule for a VM under Operations. And you can use Get-AzDtlAutoShutdownPolicy to get a devTest lab's shutdown policy.

    But there is no equivalent for a Virtual Machine to see or get/set a shutdown schedule.

    Interestingly enough, the feedback for the VM auto-shutdown form brought me to the azure-devtest-labs feedback area.

    1 vote
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  16. 'My Labs' Dashboard cards should display more information

    The dashboard cards in labs only contains minimum information on the e.g.

    LAB-TITLE
    lab description
    Max virtual machine count: 52
    Quota per user: 0 hours (Schedule only)

    it does not even list the Lab Creator anywhere!
    it really needs to be better especially when end users have multiple labs from different creators, schedules etc.

    It would be nice if the cards in the dashboard listed:
    The Lab creator - fetched from Graph with user image and mail address.
    The name of image in use, possibly an image logo
    The actual schedule (if configured)
    custom support link

    The count of registered…

    3 votes
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  17. Feature Request : Auto turn off rule like "turn off after 30 minutes from logoff"

    Feature Request : Auto turn off rule like "turn off in 30 minutes after last logoff"

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  18. Open more ports for web server/programming/design related classes

    My partner is meeting many customers in education sectors, and many of them ask if Lab Services can open some ports more than those of RDP and SSH.

    My partner empathized that this is necessary in case of educational organizations that are teaching web server, web programming, and web design.

    Can you consider this if you think it does not breach the security of the service?

    1 vote
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  19. It should be possible to check if the repository PAT is valid

    In the repositories page, there is a list of artifacts repositories that are available to the lab. However, the list does not show if the PATs provided are valid or not (for example expired or have the wrong permissions).

    If would be extremely useful to have a 'check connection' option, for example under the 3 dots, that would verify that the connection is setup correctly.

    3 votes
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  20. I'd like to be able to extend/add disks in Labs Services (Not DevLabs)l

    I'd like to be able to extend/add disks in Labs Services (Not DevLabs)

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