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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. show core limit earlier

    I created a lab template size "Large, nested virtualization" and from that derived 8 student machines.
    Everything looked to, 8 VMs were created - all of the same size 32GB and 8 cores.
    Then I started one monday my course - and to my surprise got the message, that my core limit is exceeded - and that only 3 VMs can be started.
    That message came far too late - it would be better to show a warning already during creating of the lab VMs. Like "you might get into trouble, cause you might not be able to start all…

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  2. Allow more flexibility in VM SKU

    I work with a group that needs to do very basic work that requires a GPU. A SKU like the NVv4 would probably be sufficient, but the cheapest GPU-enabled VM available in Lab Services costs about 6 times as much.

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  5. Add the postpone shutdown options in dashboard as well for VM's

    Add the postpone shutdown options in dashboard as well for VM's
    Currently delay options are available in email notification but not in the menu, kindly add those.

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  8. Check shown time zone naming

    At least for time "Stockholm, Berlin, ..." (UTC +1) the naming of the time zone is wrong.
    It is not 'West Europe Standard Time Zone" but " Middle Europe Standard Time Zone".

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  9. Auto-Shutdown on/off from "az lab vm command".

    When we create a DevTest Lab VM from Azure CLI with command "az lab vm create". there should be an option to opt-in or opt-out of auto-shutdown schedule.

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  10. Teams and Azure Classroom Lab

    We heard the news that Teams and Azure Lab Service are connected.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/lab-services/how-to-get-started-create-lab-within-teams

    After checking through the link and testing, it seems that O365 and Azure are only possible in an environment in the same tenant.

    Currently, most schools tend to have separate tenants for o365 tenants and Azure subscriptions for reasons for user management and Azure resource security.

    Example)
    O365: 1111.onmicrosoft.com
    Azure: 2222.onmicrosoft.com

    After adding abc@1111.onmicrosoft.com as the owner to the lab account permissions of the Azure subscription with lab account
    When I try to run ALS in Teams connected to abc@1111.onmicrosoft.com, it doesn't work.

    Is there room…

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  11. Be able to set auto start per VM in a DevTestLab

    Hi,
    It would be nice if you could configure the auto start time per VM in a DevTestLab in stead of having only one DevTestlab global schedule VMs can be opted in or out off.

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  12. Description field for a VM

    It would be good to provide a text field to tag a VM with some useful information like purpose, versions installed on it, POC, etc.

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  13. Ability to pause Auto Shutdown for X days

    This would be great to leave tasks running over night, without to have to remember to turn auto shutdowns on again.

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  15. Why am i not able to see the Disks in the portal for my VM?

    When i am trying to add new Disks to my Virtual Machine it just displays "Loading..." and nothing happens. If its an authentication issue i can check with the related team, but if there is no message or error, i am a bit confused as to how to add Disks to my VM.

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  16. AutoShutdown : Doesn't preserve Public IP

    As a DevOp : when I AutoShutdown a VM, it doesn't give me an option to preserve the public IP address. I'd totally use it otherwise..

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  17. Windows 10 Mandatory Profiles

    I wanted to see if it is possible for Azure Lab Services Win10 Image to have Mandatory profiles, so when user logs off, nothing is saved to the desktop, clean profile at next login.

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  18. Different Start-up Time for Different Days

    Would be good if you could make it so the auto-start time can be different for different days. e.g. starts at 7am Mon-Fri and 1pm Sat-Sun.

    You already show the time next to each day, but unfortunately can only change the time for all days together.

    Reason: The VM is used for Dev, and sometimes dev team work on weekends in the afternoon only.

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  19. Loadbalancer STATIC shared IP

    Use of static IP for sharing a single public IP's By Lab VM's.
    The current shared IP option is a good start, but constantly changing public IP's are not suitable for external whitelising and working with firewall rules.

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  20. How to prepare a practicing ethical hacking lab

    How to prepare an idol hacking environment for practicing ethical hacking.

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