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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. Autoshutdown time in 24 hour not AM PM!

    the time is currently in this format
    8:30:00 PM
    Pleas emake this 24Hr > 20:30:00 so less typing/messing about when changing times.

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  2. Clarify Event initiator for Autoshutdown activity log

    Dear Lab Service dev team,
    I'm Insan working in Azure Tech Support in Korea.

    Currently VM activity log does not show clear view of Deallocate VM event by autoshutdown.

    Only way to figure it out is to filter logs with "Event initiated by = Azure Lab Services" (see attached)

    This is very obscure for customer's point of view and difficult to understand that VM was stopped due to autoshutdown event.

    Please improve logging for autoshutdown in Activity Log for better customer experience.

    I suggest we add additional comment on Event initiator, such as "Azure Lab Services (autoshutdown)"

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  3. Disable Autoshutdown by default when creating a VM in Azure Portal

    Dear Lab Service Dev team,

    I'm Insan working in Azure Tech Support in Korea.
    Our customers have very poor experience for using VMs because VM creation page has Autoshutdown enabled by default.

    In many cases, customers don't care so much about Management tab and they are not aware of enabling Autoshutdown when create a VM.

    Please set autoshutdown disabled by default in VM creation page.

    Thanks,
    Insan

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  4. Notifications for custom image creation

    We are using Image factory process to create custom images on daily basis. So daily we get into devtest labs and then checking whether images are created or not. So is there any activity log alert or OMS alert to get notified once the images are copied to respective labs ?

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  5. Select NSG for DevTest Labs VM on creation

    Currently there is no way to select a VM-level NSG for a DevTest Labs VM. In order to allow both VM-level and subnet-level NSGs to both be applied to a VM (for example, per policy requirements). This should be possible when creating a VM in DevTest Labs.

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    1 comment  ·  DevTest Labs - Virtual Machines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Networking for DevTest Labs is handles at lab level.
    You can add your own VNET to the lab under configuration and policies – Virtual Networks.
    Lab users can select a specific network they want to create their VM in from a dropdown that is configured by the lab owner.

    Can you share more on why you would like to configure the NSG while creating a lab VM?

  6. Overview 'My virtual machines' has a scrollbar for both column values and column titles

    In the overview tab, 'My virtual machines' has a scroll bar for both the columns titles and column values.

    I believe this wasn't intended and isn't often seen. Typically they move together so you can more easily associate values with titles/labels.

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  7. Support auto shutdown by resource group

    Support auto shutdown by resource group instead of setting it per VM. I hope we can do it per RG to speed up and streamline.

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  8. I'd like to be able to extend/add disks in Labs Services (Not DevLabs)l

    I'd like to be able to extend/add disks in Labs Services (Not DevLabs)

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  9. 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?

  10. Time Format for Auto-Shutdown on Portal

    The format or way of selecting time on the Portal needs to be improved.

    E.g.
    allow 24hr clock option
    schedule up and down times across a given week start/stop
    (date selection covered in a different posted idea)

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  11. Allow DevTest Lab owners to connect to read-only shared image galleries

    Currently a DevTest Lab owner needs to have contributor level access to a shared image gallery in order to have it listed as available for connection to the lab. This may have been with the thought that a lab owner would create the lab's images, but in many cases someone else will provide standard images. Allow galleries to appear for connection to the lab if the lab owner has Reader access to the gallery.

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  12. Support auto-shutdown that does a deallocate as well

    Auto-shutdown is great, but I'd like it to deallocate as well, so I don't get charged. That's my primary reason for wanting auto-shutdown, so I don't get charged for a playground VM twiddling its thumbs overnight.

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  13. 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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  14. The virtual machine shuts randomly and sucks... not stable at all

    You really have to take a look to virtual machines on azure... not reliable at all. Machine shuts down randomly with no reason and when reboot, the port 80 will not be accessible for a while before restart working...

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  15. autoshutdown manual default value

    Oftentimes admin has same single or few needs of values for autoshutdown TZ and hour.
    Would be nice to have be able to set default value in webUI (or use saved user profiles if you plan to add more flexibility and choices to that option)

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  16. Lab/user policy to deny claiming/unclaiming VMs

    Please add the ability to completely disable claimable VMs in DevTest Labs. The feature is abused to generate tons of unclaimed VMs in the lab under VMs-per-user policy.

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  18. 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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  19. Progress meter for Dev Test Lab creation

    Creating VM's by nature can be slow, seeing progress or maybe diagnostic logs would help elevate frustration when spinning up this product.

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  20. The option to suspend auto shutdown for a few hours

    It would be a very nice feature to suspend the auto shutdown for a few hours. I.e. when you are working late or have a long running process that you expect to finish a few hours after the auto shutdown time.

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