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.

Visit the Azure Lab Services page to learn more.

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  1. Auto-shutdown is basically useless without auto-startup!

    Adding auto-shutdown to production VMs could be interesting if there was an auto-startup! Pretty incredible to have to say it, really.

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  2. Please add VM auto-shutdown to AZ API.

    Currently, you can manually set up the auto shutdown schedule for a VM under Operations. And you can use Get-AzDtlAutoShutdownPolicy to get a devTest lab's shutdown policy.

    But there is no equivalent for a Virtual Machine to see or get/set a shutdown schedule.

    Interestingly enough, the feedback for the VM auto-shutdown form brought me to the azure-devtest-labs feedback area.

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  3. Make Feedback link for new users go somewhere other than here!

    First use of Azure, got a new VM, it suggests I set up "auto-shutoff", when I try to do, but the save button is grayed out, and when I try to leave page, it suggests I'll lose my edits.
    So, I click the "Feedback" link, which brings me to this "Lab Services" forum, where everyone I see with the same question is barked at to file a support request. I just want to know why "Save" is grayed out. I've used web pages before where once you make a change, the "Save" button appears or changes color. Azure doesn't do…

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  5. Make it easy to set up auto shutdown.

    Make it easy to set up auto-shutdown.

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  6. Upload FOLDER Option on FileShare

    Hi All,

    Once we Setup File Share on Storage Account i would like to have options to Upload FOLDERS along with Files.
    If i Map this File Share on any VM and i need to copy across Folders which might be software installation folder containing 40+ files and 15 Folders.
    It will be handy if we have FOLDER Upload option enabled.

    Cheer's
    VB

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  7. lab service VM as a standalone web-app trial

    Hi,

    I am trying to publish a standalone web app on azure market place. prior to investing creating the whole application i would like to test the market with an already created flask web-app that we are using in-house. I am wondering if it's possible to do the following


    • create a lab environment that will auto-launch the flask web app upon authentication and users can only interact with the ui without having access to the VM itself

    • Have users pay for their own consumption (+ some fees if possible) instead of us bearing the cost.

    Regards

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  8. There is no obvious option for starting VMs automatically at a set time each day, yet there is an option for automatically stopping them.

    There is no obvious option for starting VMs automatically at a set time each day, yet there is an option for automatically stopping them.

    I clicked on the feedback link on the automatic shut down page for a VM, on the Azure portal to get to this page. I don't know why I was sent to a "lab services" page. It seems this feedback link sends users to the wrong place.

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    You have reached the right forum. We recently renamed the forum to lab services, however you can find DevTest Labs category on the right hand side pane.

    For the feedback, can you please share what you mean by obvious?
    In Labs, you have an option to set auto shutdown for your VM for a specific time of the day everyday.
    For auto start, you can opt in to the lab auto start schedule and the setting of the schedule is taken care of for you by your lab owner.

    Would you like the ability to set a time yourself? If so, can you help understand the scenario for the same?

  9. allow multi-system configuration in Azure Lab Services

    It would be great to have a few machines deployed for each user so that they could have a complete environment with multiple services (DC, SystemCenter, SQL, Desktop, etc).

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  10. Setting to automatically stop an automation runbook if it runs for more than 'x' minutes

    Setting to automatically stop an automation runbook if it runs for more than 'x' minutes.

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  11. Have an option to adjust notification time before auto-shutdown

    Right now, automatically, the notification time before auto-shutdown is 30 minutes (unless it can be specified somewhere else and I haven't found it). It would be nice to be able to adjust it to something like 60 minutes. This would be nice if we could control this for each VM.

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