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. Automatically deallocate VMs that may just be stopped.

    Add a catchall for VMs that may be stopped, but not de-allocated, to be automatically de-allocated when the specified automatic shutdown time comes. Therefore, saving the end-user some dollars.

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  2. Windows Server 2019

    When can we expect to see Windows Server 2019 images available?

    3 votes
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  3. Artifact Dependencies

    Allow artifacts to define dependencies of other artifacts. Example: Have a artifact that uses node.js, would like to be able to require Node.js artifact has been successfully run.

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  4. 2 votes
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  5. RDP Gateway Server

    I need the ability to easily set up a lab with an RDP gateway server. I want to use labs in a classroom setting, but all but the primary ports (i.e. http, https, etc) are blocked by my IT department so there's no way to connect to the VMs. Being able to connect through an HTML5 client would also be beneficial.

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  6. Artifacts installation

    Why does it take too long to install artifacts from your public artifacts repo? Is this a consequence of the VM size I created?

    2 votes
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  7. 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

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  8. Customize with region/language for I18N bug investigation

    I need a VM installed with Turkish windows settings/region/language. I did not managed to do that with available images/artifacts.
    Is that possible?

    2 votes
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  9. The option to suspend auto shutdown for a few hours

    It would be a very nice feature to suspend the auto shutdown for a few hours. I.e. when you are working late or have a long running process that you expect to finish a few hours after the auto shutdown time.

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  10. Is there is possibility to define create a pool of Auto shutdown VM's and set shut down if idle, but start when load exceed 50%

    Is there is possibility to define create a pool of Auto shutdown VM's and set shut down if idle, but start VM when load exceeds on any server in pool by 50-60%

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  11. 1 vote
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  12. Give permissions to Manage Resource Groups Created by VMs in DevTest Lab

    When Creating a VM in Dev Test Labs they are created in new Resource Groups. Since Resource Groups can not contained within each other, they are created "parallel" to the Resoruce Group the DevTest Lab is contained in.

    The newly created Resoruce Groups should automatically have the same Users with the same Roles assigned to them, so i can manage and configure the RBAC on one Resource Group containing the DevTest Lab.

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  13. 1 vote
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  14. It is very confused that a scheduled shutdown at 19:00 existing and DO NOT notice the users.

    It is very confused that a scheduled shutdown at 19:00 existing and DO NOT notice the users.

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  15. Weekend Auto-shutdown feature

    Weekend Auto-shutdown feature

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  16. Make additional steps available in "Configure as Code" pipelines

    If you want to run Ruby Build and Test Tasks, you can choose "Configuration as Code ." There is only the option to set up a YAML file. But i

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  17. Adding VNET ResourceId back to VNET properties page

    We notice that the VNET ResourceId has been removed from the VNET properties blade. We use the ResourceId as one of the parameters for DTLab creation. There is a workaround to obtain the ResourceId but it takes longer and time consuming.

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  18. We need auto start after the auto stop

    Add a line to add auto restart

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  19. 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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  20. cloud-init support in ARM template

    Please add support for feeding Linux VM's cloud-init with customData using Microsoft.DevTestLab/labs/virtualmachines template, just as seen in an osProfile object in Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines template.

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