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  1. Auto-start of a VM when the user tries RDP

    Scenario:
    End user has set up Dev/Test Labs and also turned on Auto-shut off at a specific time - Now usually this is at end of day. So end users use the VMs (mostly by connecting using RDP) for the day and auto shut off happens towards end. So next day when end users troop in, and launches the RDP he finds the machine shutdown and has to manually go to the portal to get it started. This is frustrating as it involves additional time spent logging into Azure, starting the VM etc.,. This is where this feature request comes…

    40 votes

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    We have closed that request as it would be technically very challenging to implement and hence become very costly, so we believe it will never make it as a priority. We took the requirement to help you get to the running VM without many steps, that may be the road we will take.

  2. Have an auto start up alongside the auto shutdown

    I'd like to be able shut down the server at, say, 1am but have it automatically start up again at 8am,

    25 votes

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  3. Auto-start and Auto-shutdown bulk options

    I'd like to be able to configure DevTest lab machines to auto start when created. Otherwise, I'd like to be able to apply auto-start or auto-shutdown policies to all VMs.

    21 votes

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  4. Duplicate/Clone DevTest Lab fro each dev team

    After short discussion in our DevOps department we realized that best use of DevTest Labs would be ability to create 'template' DevTest Lab. Such DevTest Lab would be configured with resources and VMs mirroring production environment, then replicated and assigned to each dev team to develop and test in virtual Prod replica. This would go side by side with Feature branch, respecting existing Prod configuration requirements, but allowing extending it during development. Easy access to a template for such DevTest Lab would make deployment of code and infrastructure very clean and repeatable reducing manual configuration issues.

    12 votes

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  5. 9 votes

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  6. auto shutdown powershell

    Get , Set Auto shutdown cmdlets for Azure VMs. I see a mention that they're there but I can't find the documentation anywhere

    8 votes

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  7. Allow multiple email addresses when using Auto-shutdown

    On the Auto-shutdown screen, allow the addition of multiple email addresses in the email field rather than just the one. I tried using ; but that didn't validate. This would be useful if more than one person needs to know about the scheduled shutdown and would be much easier being able to enter a couple of email address than have to set something else up using webhooks.

    6 votes

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  8. Add ability to get list of DevTest Labs in Powershell

    It would be nice to be able to Get-AzureRMDTL to get a list of all labs in a subscription.

    5 votes

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  9. Artifact // Add hyper-V

    Create Artifact for nested Virtualization.
    Create Virtual Switch
    VM Provisionning.

    Could you think this could be a good idea?

    Thanks

    YK

    4 votes

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  10. Missing property WebhookUrl when setting auto-shutdown notifications

    If I try to set auto-shutdown notification by email only appear the error "MissingRequiredProperty Missing required property WebhookUrl."

    But it said that at least one should be filled which for me is enough with the email.

    4 votes

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  11. Allow a DTL custom image to contain (multiple) data disks

    When creating a custom DTL image it can only contain an OS while managed images outside DTL can contain data disks as well. It would be great if an custom DTL image can also contain one or more data disks so when you create an instance from that image the VM already contains multiple disks.

    3 votes

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  12. Add Ubuntu Template to Azure Lab Services

    Currently, only CentOS and OpenSUSE seem available via Azure Lab Services. Please expand to various Ubuntu templates as well.

    2 votes

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    closed  ·  2 comments  ·  Classroom Labs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Server Error in '/' Application.

    Server Error in '/' Application.

    Compilation Error

    Description: An error occurred during the compilation of a resource required to service this request. Please review the following specific error details and modify your source code appropriately.

    Compiler Error Message: CS0012: The type 'System.Object' is defined in an assembly that is not referenced. You must add a reference to assembly 'netstandard, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=cc7b13ffcd2ddd51'.

    Source Error:

    Line 4:

    Line 5: @{
    Line 6: using (Html.BeginForm(null, null, FormMethod.Post, new { id = "myform", @action = Request.Url }))
    Line 7: {
    Line 8: @Html.AntiForgeryToken()

    Source File: d:\home\site\wwwroot\Views\Delay\Index.cshtml Line: 6

    Show Detailed Compiler Output:

    Show…

    2 votes

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  14. Allow to modify 'internal support website' content

    Could you please provide allow to modify from PowerShell or ARM template content of 'internal support website?

    2 votes

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  15. Automatic Shutdown + Start

    Automatic Shutdown should stay with Automatic Start! I cannot find any option to choose the time I want to start my VM along with Automatic Shutdown page. Can you please merge these two functions?

    2 votes

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  16. 2 votes

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  17. How can I create VM from a formula in ARM template?

    I want to create VM from a formula with the use of ARM template. But I
    cannot find something on the Internet.

    2 votes

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  18. Fix issue where deallocated VMs are missing/deleted

    In DevTest lab, if I look at the list of my VMs (all deallocated), the statuses load for all but one - that status seems to try to load forever.

    If I drill down into that VM I get the message "This asset was not found, it may have been deleted." It most certainly was not.

    So in Azure, I can expect VMs to randomly disappear? I cannot recommend to my company that we continue migrating to Azure with issues like this (I have had many other bad issues too).

    If I try to get help via support it asks…

    2 votes

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  19. planificar el arranque de la VM

    me gustaría planificar el horario de arranque y desde que día hasta que día se aplica para maquinas de test donde solo tiene sentido que la maquina funcione en esos horarios

    2 votes

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  20. New VMs randomly hang in Creating state

    A significant percentage of VM creations in DevTest Labs fail for unknown reason, and the failure process takes incredibly long time.

    They often keep hanging in "Creating" state for 5-10 hours where user cannot even stop or delete VMs. It could be a serious issue if we were charged by unusable VMs for such a long time.

    In the activity log, I always see "Write Users" "Create Environment" "Write RoleAssignments" failures, but I have no idea about the relations to the issue.

    2 votes

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