Connecting Azure DevTest Lab environments to the Lab Virtual Network

Azure DevTest Labs makes creating VMs easier with the built-in networking for the lab, and has a great deal of flexibility with the ability to create multi-VM and/or PaaS environments.  We have added a new feature that will allow lab users to create environments that are connected to a lab subnet.  This is accomplished by…


Lab users may not be able to delete VMs created between 16.40 and 18.40 UTC on Wednesday, 13th June, 2018

We would like to inform you that lab users may not be able to delete VMs created between 16.40 and 18.40 UTC on Wednesday, 13th June, 2018. This is because there was an outage for a dependent service during this time, which may have led to lab virtual machine creation failures during the role assignment step….

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Using Command Line Tools to Start and Stop Azure DevTest Lab Virtual Machines

This post explores how to extend the capabilities of Azure DevTest labs using PowerShell or the Azure CLI to start and stop lab VMs.  DevTest Labs (DTL) is a way to create fast, easy, and lean dev-test environments, with the abilities to manage cost, quickly provision VMs, and minimize waste.  Built into DTL is the…


Troubleshooting VM and Environment Creation Failures

DevTest Labs does its best to guide you to a path of success, including warning you if a machine name is invalid or if you are about to violate a lab policy.  But sometimes it happens—the red x next to your lab virtual machine or environment status that informs you that something went wrong.  What…


Importing virtual machines across labs

The Azure DevTest Lab service significantly improves management of virtual machines for development and testing activities.  However, team or infrastructure requirements change over time and we need to adapt our current activities to meet the new requirements – to enable this adaptation we’re introducing the ability to import Virtual Machines to another lab! Scenarios In…


How does Azure DevTest Labs handle user’s personal data?

This article provides steps for how to delete and export personal data from the DevTest Labs service and can be used to support your obligations under the GDPR. If you’re looking for general information about GDPR, see the GDPR section of the Service Trust portal. What personal data do we collect? DevTest Labs as a…


Feature update: Resize a lab virtual machine

One of the great benefits of Azure virtual machines is the ability to change the size of your virtual machine based on the needs for CPU, network or disk performance. Lab users can now leverage this feature inside DevTest Labs. This feature allows users to update the size of their virtual machines according to their needs without…


Azure Lab Services Public Preview Released!

We are excited to announce that Azure DevTest Labs is being expanded to offer new types of labs! These new lab types are managed labs, for which the service handles all the Azure infrastructure management for you. The managed lab types have entered Public Preview, and once the preview ends, the new lab types and…

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Image Factory – Part 4: Set Retention Policy and Run Cleanup Steps

This is the 4th and final post in a series focused on leveraging DevTest labs to automate the creation of Custom Images in Azure.  Please refer to the 1st post for an overview of the solution, Introduction: Get VMs ready in minutes by setting up an image factory in Azure DevTest Labs, the 2nd post,…


Feature update: Redeploy a Lab Virtual Machine

As a Lab user, if you are not able to connect to your VM due to errors in the remote desktop connection, you can now redeploy a lab virtual machine. This saves you the time spent in troubleshooting your remote desktop connection or application access to windows-based Azure virtual machine. When you redeploy a virtual machine, it…

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