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  1. Attach Multiple Data Disks With ARM Template / Via Portal

    There are no options to create and attach data disks when creating a new resource within the DTL GUI.

    When using an ARM template to deploy a VM with an attached data disk it appears I am only able to attach one disk using the following syntax:

        "dataDiskParameters": [
    
    {
    "attachNewDataDiskOptions":
    {
    "diskSizeGiB": "32",
    "diskName": "[concat(parameters('newVMName'), '-IIS')]",
    "diskType": "Standard"
    }
    }
    ],

    Attempting to add multiple lines to create other disks is ignored and only one disk is ever added.

    It would be very useful for my users if they were able to specify whether they would like to attach…

    2 votes
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  2. Artifact to install Windows Updates

    I'm creating a new VM to sysprep and use as a custom VHD image. I want to apply all necessary artifacts and all Windows Updates before I sysprep the VM.
    However, I have not been able to connect to the VM. Therefore, I can't log in and do the Windows Updates myself.
    It would be nice to have an artifact called "Install Windows Updates" that checks for updates, installs them, reboots as needed, and repeats until no more updates are found.

    2 votes
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  3. automatic start and shut down during the weekend

    different time for automatic start and shut down during the weekend

    2 votes
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  4. Artifact reordering in formula

    Implement a way to drag and drop or simply reorder artifacts when applying a list of them or when applying a new artifact but it needs to be added earlier in the artifact list. Rather than deleting all of the artifacts and recreating them have the ability to reorder or drop in place.

    2 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Option for auto-shutdown to be trigger only once.

    Auto-shutdown is recurring. Would be nice to have an option to triggered it only once. Otherwise, every time we re-start the VM, we have to remember to disable the auto-shutdown.

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  8. It would be nice to be able to have a VM shutdown on a specific date

    It would be nice to be able to have a VM shutdown on a specific date

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  9. support moving a VM from one resource group to another with shutdown schedule intact

    currently if you want to move a vm from one RG to another it can't have the shutdown schedule (plan) as they are not movable.
    Solution: make the plan movable too.

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  10. 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.

    2 votes
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  11. Replication of managed images

    Replication of managed images across region is not possible. Currently if have to make a copy of my custom image from region A to region B.
    I have to first download a .vhd file, then move it to another region and then create a custom image there. This is a lengthy, time consuming and tedious process. Why not provide a replication option where I can choose what to replicate, when to replicate and in which DTL to replicate.

    It will be extremely helpful.

    2 votes
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  12. Add lab option to show either formula name or base image name for VMs that are claimable or on the my virtual machine list.

    When setting up reusable formulas for claimable VMs in bulk the list of VMs shows the base image not the formula used to create the VM. This make it hard for lab users to know which VM to choose if they have different artifacts applied. Either display the formula/image name picked as the base when creating the VM or provide an option to display one or the other.

    2 votes
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  13. As a DevLab owner allow me to configure VM notifications to be set to VM creator.

    As a lab owner I want to enable autoshutdown for VMs by default but I cannot. Why not? I can't because I cannot turn on send notifications without an email address. In the lab configuration there should be an option to default this value to the creators email address.

    2 votes
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  14. Billing notifications

    At present the cost integrations are via a single webhook. Would it be possible to surface cost details in Monitor so that alerts can be generated based on more specific thresholds and destinations?

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  15. Add an option for public load balanced ip.

    It would be nice to have an option to set up a load balanced external ip. As it is now one have to choose shared ip for the new VMs (the only way to get the new VMs in an availability set in the devtest portal), delete the NAT rules and modify the load balancer.

    Another solution would be to have an option to let new VMs be created in an availability set also when you select private IPs. Then one could set up the load balancers afterwards.

    2 votes
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  16. Provide easy way to access anonymous user.

    I think that provide environment to anonymous many user for education.
    But now we must need register Azure AD.
    So I want to easy way to access anonymous user.

    2 votes
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  17. Add tag-based Auto-shutdown feature

    Ability to auto-shutdown VM's that have a specific tag, so that it can apply to multiple machines instead of having the need to set auto-shutdown on each of them..

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  18. 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

    2 votes
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  19. Schedule using Crontab formnet

    if we can configure shutdown in crontab format
    ex:




      • *   *    *        command to be executed
        




    | | | | |
    | | | | +----- day of week (0 - 6) (Sunday=0)
    | | | +------- month (1 - 12)
    | | +--------- day of month (1 - 31)
    | +----------- hour (0 - 23)
    +------------- min (0 - 59)

    2 votes
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  20. Autoshutdown

    want to shutdown vm on daily basis, so please provide an option of calendar

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