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  1. Option for auto-shutdown to be trigger only once.

    Auto-shutdown is recurring. Would be nice to have an option to triggered it only once. Otherwise, every time we re-start the VM, we have to remember to disable the auto-shutdown.

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  2. Better ARM template support for configuration and policy settings

    I want to completely deploy a DevTest Lab environment from a CI/CD pipeline hosted by Azure DevOps. To do this I am writing an ARM template based on the info of REST API, the sample scripts from the documentation and the info you can get from Resource Explorer.

    I cannot find the setting which is controling the Lab settings section from the Configuration and policies part of Lab Management. The option I am looking for is the environment access setting 'Resource group user rights'. In the UI you can set this from reader to contributor. This option is not available…

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  3. We need auto start after the auto stop

    Add a line to add auto restart

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  4. Add virtual machine cmdlet support for DevTest labs

    In a similar fashion to the Azure Compute cmdlets currently available for Virtual Machines, please add Azure DevTest Lab cmdlets for Virtual Machines.

    Thank you.

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  5. Ability to limit VMs based on VM size

    We would like to have different limits based on the size of the VMs. For example, we'd like to have 100x BasicA1 VMs running, but only 1x StandardA7 running at a time.

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  6. Restrictions on the number of VMs should apply to VMs within Environments

    Environments deployed within DevTest Labs from ARM templates held in a repository do not seem to be restricted by the "Virtual machines per user" or "Virtual machines per lab" settings.

    This means that in labs with environment templates containing VMs, users can deploy as many VMs as they wish, even if number of VM restrictions are set on the lab.
    These restriction settings should apply to VMs within Environments too.

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  7. Can we have function like Windows Task Scheduler for Auto-shutdown and Auto-start?

    If we have this function, we can configure for any day and time.

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  8. Do not auto shut down if a user is logged into the machine

    This is very frustrating. I've lost work on several occasions as a result of this.

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  9. Replication of managed images

    Replication of managed images across region is not possible. Currently if have to make a copy of my custom image from region A to region B.
    I have to first download a .vhd file, then move it to another region and then create a custom image there. This is a lengthy, time consuming and tedious process. Why not provide a replication option where I can choose what to replicate, when to replicate and in which DTL to replicate.

    It will be extremely helpful.

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  10. An easy to use pause or sleep function so I don't get charged for service at night and wake up in the morning.

    An easy to use pause or sleep function so I don't get charged for service at night and wake up in the morning.

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  11. Support network override when copying machine between labs

    I'm migrating users from a DevTest Lab in one subscription to another subscription with a change in network topology.

    The first lab provides connections through a public ip address, load balancer and NAT to the lab machines. The second lab connects to a private subnet and connections are through a firewall and jump server.

    The new Import procedure fails because there isn't a shared ip address in the destination lab. Could the import process accomodate moving a vm and placing it on to associated lab network even if the configuration is different?

    The error returned is:

    NoMatchingSubnetFoundWithSharedIpAllowed : No matching…

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  12. Add lab option to show either formula name or base image name for VMs that are claimable or on the my virtual machine list.

    When setting up reusable formulas for claimable VMs in bulk the list of VMs shows the base image not the formula used to create the VM. This make it hard for lab users to know which VM to choose if they have different artifacts applied. Either display the formula/image name picked as the base when creating the VM or provide an option to display one or the other.

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  13. Billing notifications

    At present the cost integrations are via a single webhook. Would it be possible to surface cost details in Monitor so that alerts can be generated based on more specific thresholds and destinations?

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  14. Provide a way to reset VM specific auto-shutdown to factory defaults

    As a manager of a lab I need to reset all of my VMs to reset to the factory defaults for auto-shutdown. I had some VMs that were overriden on the defaults and I cannot find a way to reset them or delete my override schedule and notification.

    I tried deleting values, disabling auto-shutoff, re-enabling, etc. In all instances, I could not seem to get the auto-shutdown lab defaults to return.

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    Can you help us understand why you would like to return to defaults?

    Currently, users can override the lab shutdown.
    If you would like to enforce your schedule as the schedule for all lab VMs, you can do so using the Auto shutdown policy blade and selecting ‘Users have no control..’

    Does that help?

  15. Add option to claim any VM based on a formula

    When different formulas are used to create VMs in the same lab they may have the same base image but have different artifacts applied. When this is setup for different roles it would be helpful to have a "Claim Any" option where you could first choose the "Formula" used to make the claimable VM before claiming one.

    For example, imagine two formulas based on Windows 2016 Server. One is a .NET developer and one is a Java developer. If those were the formula names then when the lab user goes into the lab they could claim any VM based on…

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  16. Continuous delivery should work with preview versions like .NET 2.1 preview

    There is an option by using extension to use .NET 2.1 preview for app services but the same/similar option should be there for continuous delivery in build agents as well to test .NET 2.1 preview etc. with CI.

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  17. Billing notifications

    At present the cost integrations are via a single webhook. Would it be possible to surface cost details in Monitor so that alerts can be generated based on more specific thresholds and destinations?

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  18. Need to have exception when running auto-stop

    Want to have exception that when my CPU is 80% busy duing 5 time minute windows then stop the fuction of auto-shutdown.

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  19. Autoshutdown, should give me a popup on the actual machine, with an message will shutdown automatically in x.. mins. Press 'N' to delay

    Autoshutdown, should give me a popup on the actual machine, with a message Machine will shutdown automatically in x.. mins. Press 'N' to delay by 5 min.

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  20. Add multiple artifacts using the Ctrl key

    Allow the user to select multiple artifacts using the Ctrl key when adding instead of requiring each one to be added individually

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