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. Notification for lab timing

    If we set any schedule for any lab what is the process of enabling the notification before time is up

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  2. Is instructor view possible

    Any way to share my view with other user or instructor or possible to arrange remote access

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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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  4. restrict lab access based on user account for labs that have multiple classes but limited SW licenses.

    We need to limit access to a lab when there are several classes scheduled per day but each class of students also needs to have after-class time, meanwhile we have a limited number of licenses. eg: stata azure lab...three classes of 20 students each. classes are scheduled 9-11am, 1-3pm and 4-6pm. we only have 20 stata licenses. and as well, students need to have a couple of hours of after-class access. limiting access based only on a computer schedule is not granular enough.

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  5. Bastion support for Classroom Labs

    Similar to DevTest Labs, and perhaps even more important, Classroom Labs should support Bastion Host or any other mechanism that gets around port restrictions. Students should be able to get to their virtual machines without having to ask an IT department to grant access through their firewall to non-standard ports (which gets denied more often than not anyway).

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  6. Email Notification when a schedule is added for a LAB

    When a new schedule is added for a LAB the invited recipients should be getting an email on the day of the schedule with the information about the Lab timing and other custom message.

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  7. Instead of shutdown why we can't use hibernate option

    On Auto shutdown of VM we might loss the current work we are doing, instead of shut down can't we use Hibernate option.

    So that there will be less chances of losing unsaved work.

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  8. auto-shutdown VM's when not logged in or not in use for specified time

    As a developer I would test my product in virtual machines and left the virtual machine in on state for couple of days but I would have logged out of the machine. So It would be great if you could provide an option to aut-shutdown the machine when it is not logged in or it is idel for specified time.

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  9. User Groups for Scheduling

    It would be useful to implement user groups to help with classroom lab management and managing costs.

    Ideally the lab administrator could assign user groups through the Users screen. From there, user groups could be applied to the lab schedule to control which schedule applies to a given user group, thereby allowing central administration of a single class with multiple instances and controlling which schedule entry applies to which user group to limit potential costs.

    Scenario:
    I have three instances of a class (each with different users). It would be useful to be able to have all of those users…

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  11. "VM boştayken t süresi sonunda kapansın" diye bir özellik ve yönetebileceğim kolay bir arayüz olmasını isterim.

    "VM boştayken (CPU, RAM, HDD t0 süresinde kullanılmıyorsa) t1 süresi sonunda kapansın" diye bir özellik ve yönetebileceğim kolay bir arayüz olmasını isterim.

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  12. Make it easy to set up auto shutdown.

    Make it easy to set up auto-shutdown.

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  13. 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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  14. DevTest Labs Selective Option for Claiming VMs - Would like to an option to Select or Select ALL option to Claim VMs

    With Cost Factor in Consideration i create say 20 VMs for particular Task in Claim section .
    Now for instance i need to create 20 more VM's and i am required to Claim all 40 VM's
    1] Looking for SELECT OR SELECT ALL Options to CLAIM these VMS.

    2] Second option is When i Claim 40 VMs by default i need them in DeAllocate State and not in Running State as i might be prepping for Next Day Schedule where these VM would be required to Start.
    3] Also During CLAIM Process you can ADD option for De-Allocate or START…

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  16. Give the ability to assign Lab Admin through Teacher portal

    It would be great to give the teachers the ability to give other teachers admin access to particular labs in the azure labs admin portal, otherwise this needs to be done in Azure Portal through RBAC roles.

    A lab account can have multiple labs and the lab creator role works well but for teachers who don't need to create labs but still be an admin, there's a role gap for this use case.

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  17. Show virtual machine total running time/usage in virtual machine view

    Teacher's want to see the full running time a student runs their lab including scheduled time and out of hours to see if they're actually active and running the labs.

    In the virtual machine view, it only shows the quota time used. This is helpful but not helpful when the student just runs the lab during the scheduled time.

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  18. Save button not available on this page after filling out form.

    When I fill out the form on the auto-shutdown page, you should make the save button available to click.

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  19. DevTest Labs should honor "Exclude from latest" flag of SIG versions

    On creating DevTest Labs VMs, choosing "Latest" image version from a shared image gallery definition is actually end up using the version last added to it, regardless of "Exclude from latest" flag of that version.

    This behavior is quite inconvenient when we need to test versions in development for DevTest Labs. Please honor "Exclude from latest" flag of versions, just like it does for ordinary VMs outside Labs.

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  20. Integration to add new students automatically

    For on-demand classes it would be useful to be able to add students automatically via integrations such as Zappier, Email, etc. instead of having to log in manually and add them afterwards.

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