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  1. It would be nice to have a simple way to also have start/stop vm during off hours not start up on Saturday or Sunday.

    For those VMs that only need to run between certain hours from Monday to Friday, it would be beneficial to have the lab start/stop VM process allow the selection of certain days that the VM should not boot up.

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  2. Option to manage maximum file download time for an artifact

    I am getting below error for one of my custom artifact as it tires to download 800mb executable. It would be good if we can get an option
    modify the download timeout option.

    The resource operation completed with terminal provisioning state 'Failed'. VM has reported a failure when processing extension 'customScriptArtifact-183362431'. Error message: "Failed to download all specified files. Exiting. Error Message: Exceeded maximum file download time".

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  3. Warp Bloomberg

    Test feedback from WARP overview call.

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  4. Provide easy way to access anonymous user.

    I think that provide environment to anonymous many user for education.
    But now we must need register Azure AD.
    So I want to easy way to access anonymous user.

    2 votes

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  5. Add tag-based Auto-shutdown feature

    Ability to auto-shutdown VM's that have a specific tag, so that it can apply to multiple machines instead of having the need to set auto-shutdown on each of them..

    2 votes

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  6. autoshut down should be done on idle time basis, there is no such option

    Currently, there is the only option to auto shutdown on a fixed time, its discouraging for those who want to use the cloud for personal use, I prefer the system should be shut down based on custom idle time. so that we no need to worry when we planned to use for personal use.

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  7. VSTS Startup - Shoutdown

    Create in VSTS new task for startup or shutdown VSTS VM agent.

    1 vote

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  8. we need a button that starts/stops all lab vm's

    we need a button that starts/stops all lab vm's simultaneously, not sequentially.

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  9. Option to add Annotations

    We should be able to add comments for the reason of the shut down and which can be seen when the VM is accessed in Azure portal

    2 votes

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  10. Azure Backup Vault migration from a subscription to another

    Azure Backup Vault migration from a subscription to another

    5 votes

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  12. From update formula add a way to see the artifacts already selected.

    From update formula add a way to see the artifacts already selected.

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  13. 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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  14. Autoshutdown

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

    2 votes

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  15. Start VMs automaticamente

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

    1 vote

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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    Thanks for the feedback.
    Currently we support webhook notifications when cost threshold is reached. We don’t shut the machine down directly as the user may get interrupted or lose important progress on the machine. The idea is to make the lab owner aware and let him/her take the necessary actions.
    Would sending a shutdown notification to the lab users be helpful in such a situation?
    Please let us know your thoughts on the same.

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