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. Ability to restore VM's to original state post creation

    At present we can create snapshots of the VM's however no further use unless we create VHD's and then manually re-create VM again which require much more efforts. Instead please add some functionality to store the VM states where the restore of VM to the point saved can be completed. For example system restore function is used to restore the system state in this case VM with data should be stored or saved to restore to the restore points instead of just system or OS data.

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      1 comment  ·  DevTest Labs - Virtual Machines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • would be nice to get a "power this machine now" - link, with notification mail. to allow for it to shut down and have a handy up link.

      would be nice to get a "power this machine now" - link, with notification mail. to allow for it to shut down and have a handy up link.

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      • 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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        • Allow for greater variety of auto-shutdown schedules

          Allow for greater variety of auto-shutdown schedules

          E.g.:
          - multiple times per day;
          - various days in the week;
          - weekends;
          - recurring dates;
          - one-time; etc.

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          • 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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            • automatic start and shut down during the weekend

              different time for automatic start and shut down during the weekend

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              • Bug found in Azure Pipelines Agent - DevTest Labs

                To reproduce, create a new Windows 10 VM in DevTest Labs with an ampersand (&) in the password.

                Add the Azure Pipelines Agent to configure an agent in Azure DevOps.

                Enter details in the artifact configuration pane, and specify the VM user/password for logon. Use the saved secret option.

                Notice that the pipeline agent fails with the following message:
                Testing agent connection.
                2019-01-24 14:36:46Z: Settings Saved.
                ERROR: Invalid windows credentials entered. Try again or ctrl-c to quit

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                • VM size explanation column

                  Would be great to have a description field for VM size list to explain customers the use case of specific vm varieties

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