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.

Visit the Azure Lab Services page to learn more.

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  1. Ability to disable or hide [Connect] button if [Browser connect] is enabled by Bastion integration

    We have both [Connect] and [Browser connect] button for VMs if we configure DevTest Labs integrated with Azure Bastion. (Public Preview right now.) It would be great if we could disable or hide [Connect] button for specific users when DevTest Labs owner wants users to connect VMs only from [Browser connect].


    • To create custom role without '.../getRdpFileContents/action' and assign users doesn't help because users have Owner permission to VMs after they claim.

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  2. like Auto-Shutdown we also add Auto-Start scheduler

    like Auto-Shutdown we also add Auto-Start scheduler

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  3. Enable Tagging to either be applied via Policy or inherited from the Lab Account

    We have to apply Tags to resources so we can charge schools for Azure usage. We use Policies on Resource Groups to Tag resources automatically on creation.
    The Lab Account has it Tags created correctly on creation - however, any Labs created within the account do not have tags applied. (The back-end is probably not in the resource group)

    Can Labs created in a Lab Account obey any polices as if they are also in the resource group - or can they have the option to inherit the tags of the Lab Account they belong to.

    We cannot use this…

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  4. Support for Spot VMs

    Provide support for the more cost-efficient Spot VMs.
    Also brings it on par with VM creation process/capabilities in Azure portal/CLI.

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  5. Define Up Time Range

    VMs at this point allow only Daily Shutdown time. You should allow an UP Time range also. Helps keep a running schedule with weekends Shutdown etc. or allow a day wise schedule. Reduces the logistics.

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  6. More options of virtual machine size and access other port

    Are there any plans to add more options of virtual machine size same as the options of the DevTest Labs, we feel it too high specifications for a Linux terminal.

    Currently, the small size is 2 cores, 3.5GB RAM and cost of USD 0.20/hr. If there will be lesser specifications which also lower the cost. The current setup of Lab Services assumes that you're using GUI or particularly on Windows.

    Hope there is an option to tunnel a specific port(s) not just ssh and rdp. If we make web services (80,443) that too can be accessible to that option. Another…

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  7. Accessing one lab pc by multiple users

    Is there any way to handle one PC by multiple people or managing one project in one machine by multiple people?

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  8. How to prepare a practicing ethical hacking lab

    How to prepare an idol hacking environment for practicing ethical hacking.

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  9. Build network lab in Azure lab service

    I want The virtual lab should include additional features such virtual switches, firewalls and GNS3 simulators to facilitate topology architecture (Network Infrastructure). How to build these up?

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  10. Build network lab in Azure lab service

    I want The virtual lab should include additional features such virtual switches, firewalls and GNS3 simulators to facilitate topology architecture (Network Infrastructure). How to build these up?

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  11. Restrict Lab Access

    How to prepare a scheduler so that the students can't access the lab out of his scheduled time. How to restrict the user entry automatically.

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  12. Notification for lab timing

    If we set any schedule for any lab what is the process of enabling the notification before time is up

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  13. Is instructor view possible

    Any way to share my view with other user or instructor or possible to arrange remote access

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  14. How to build new machine image from existing imagge

    We want copy Lab image or copy particular machine so that we can use that image to build new machine or lab

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  15. Make Feedback link for new users go somewhere other than here!

    First use of Azure, got a new VM, it suggests I set up "auto-shutoff", when I try to do, but the save button is grayed out, and when I try to leave page, it suggests I'll lose my edits.
    So, I click the "Feedback" link, which brings me to this "Lab Services" forum, where everyone I see with the same question is barked at to file a support request. I just want to know why "Save" is grayed out. I've used web pages before where once you make a change, the "Save" button appears or changes color. Azure doesn't do…

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  17. restrict lab access based on user account for labs that have multiple classes but limited SW licenses.

    We need to limit access to a lab when there are several classes scheduled per day but each class of students also needs to have after-class time, meanwhile we have a limited number of licenses. eg: stata azure lab...three classes of 20 students each. classes are scheduled 9-11am, 1-3pm and 4-6pm. we only have 20 stata licenses. and as well, students need to have a couple of hours of after-class access. limiting access based only on a computer schedule is not granular enough.

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  18. Bastion support for Classroom Labs

    Similar to DevTest Labs, and perhaps even more important, Classroom Labs should support Bastion Host or any other mechanism that gets around port restrictions. Students should be able to get to their virtual machines without having to ask an IT department to grant access through their firewall to non-standard ports (which gets denied more often than not anyway).

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  19. Email Notification when a schedule is added for a LAB

    When a new schedule is added for a LAB the invited recipients should be getting an email on the day of the schedule with the information about the Lab timing and other custom message.

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  20. Instead of shutdown why we can't use hibernate option

    On Auto shutdown of VM we might loss the current work we are doing, instead of shut down can't we use Hibernate option.

    So that there will be less chances of losing unsaved work.

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