Be able to share images\formulas between devtestlabs instances
We have a need to create multiple devtestlab instances and we want a set of custom formulas to be able to be used between then all. Right now when I want to create a new DTL I have to copy a set of custom VHDs in order to create images and then the formulas. Also if I need to update an image I have to do it across multiple DTLs. This is time consuming as well as an unneeded use of storage as we are storing the same image across multiple DTLs. It would be nice to share formulas but at the very least I would like to share images.
GUNTON Simon commented
Any ETA for this please? packer are deprecating VHD Azure image exports but managed images are not fully supported in DevTest labs as yet. A shared image gallery helps, but then you can't use formulas. Thanks.
Robert Auten commented
I noticed that shared image gallery is now an option in DevTestLabs. I have attached the gallery and it shows up where I can pick my image if I click Add in DTL. The issue that I am having is that the image does not show up as a base to pick when I am creating a formula. Is it supposed to show up as an image you can use for a formula?
Thanks for your feedback. We plan on leveraging the shared image gallery to allow users to share a set of custom images/ formulas across multiple labs. We don't have an ETA on when this will be available. We will update the thread as soon as we start the work.