Create a Resource Group and then use the portal to add services to the DevTest Lab
At present VMs are created within the DevTest lab section of the portal. When a new DevTest Lab is created it could just create a Resource Group. Services could then be added via the rest of the portal, outside of DevTest Labs in the usual way. This avoids reinventing the wheel inside DevTest Labs and also provides a higher level of customisation for features such as Virtual Networks.
When a new DevTest Lab is created, it does create a resource group consists of a Lab resource, a storage account and a virtual network. VM creation needs to happen within the Lab though, while it also creates a separate resource group just for the VM. Is it something mentioned here that you want to create VM (as “services”) from the normal VM creation flow in Azure outside of the Lab but the Lab somehow can recognize it, or are you asking for a different thing? If it’s the former, what’s the downside in your opinion that you’d prefer to do that outside of the Lab? I appreciate any clarification. Thanks!
Marcus Robinson commented
Yes, would like to use the "normal" network creation, and VM creation and attach it to the Lab - or specify the Lab resource group. The issue is at present (although I appreciate is early days) there isn't much control over the network or VM configuration. We work with IaaS in Azure and network IP configuration, i.e. address space, subnets, VPN configuration, are all crucial so we need full control. A generic network just doesn't cut it.