We plan to add the auto-start to the regular Compute blade at some point. However, if you create the VMs in a Lab, the auto-start is already available.
Thanks for the input!
Currently, you can configure all lab VMs to be created in an existing resource group instead of the lab creating a new RG per VM.
For ARM environments, every environment is spun up in its own RG to allow for better cost tracking user and policy management for resources created for that specific environment.
DevTest Labs now supports integration with Azure Shared Image Gallery (SIG).
For the scenario you outlined above,
You can extract the images for the VMs you would like to move to a lab
Upload these images to the shared image gallery
Attach the shared image gallery to your lab
Create lab VMs from these images
Upload images to a SIG: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/shared-images-portal
Attach a SIG to a lab: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/lab-services/configure-shared-image-gallery
Create a lab VM from a SIG image: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/lab-services/add-vm-use-shared-image
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Thanks for submitting your idea.
Can you help us understand your scenario better? This would help us better understand the underlying problem that we would like to solve.
Thanks for the feedback. We have this in our backlog and needs to be prioritized with other features. for those who would like to see this sooner, please vote for it.
We are reviewing the request now. For those who would like to see this feature sooner, please don’t hesitate to vote for it. Thanks.
Thanks for your feedback! As more further investigate, the DevTest Labs supports VSTS Git and GitHub today. I’ve added this into the backlog. Given different Git repo offers different client for Labs to use and connect to, it’d be helpful if you could share with us which one you want to support first, so that the Labs can support them one by one. Thanks!
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