Azure Journey–Azure Dev/Test Labs–Add a New VM To The Lab

I’ve got a brand new Azure Dev/Test Lab, now I need to do something with it.  Seems like the first thing to do would be to create a new VM in the lab.

Here is the blade for the Dev/Test lab I created:

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Currently I have no VMs.  I want to add a VM, so I’m going to click the +Virtual Machine button at the top of the page. This opens the Choose a base blade, where I have to first choose a base VM image.  By default it shows all images.  But there must be a way to limit this.

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I’m going to close this blade and go back to my Dev/Test Lab blade.

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Select Configuration | Marketplace images. This opens a blade that shows the allowed images for this lab.  By default, all Azure Marketplace images are allowed.

Click No. Uncheck Select All to uncheck all the images. Enter 2016 in the search box. Select Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5.

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Clear out the search box to see a full list of images again.  I’m going to select the following images as well:

  • CentOS-based 7.2
  • Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 Update 2 with Azure SDK 2.9.1 on Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 10 Enterprise N

Click the Save button.  You can see that I’ve now limited the allowed images.

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If I go back to the lab blade, and click the +Virtual Machine button. The Choose a base blade opens, and is limited to just the configured images.

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Select the WIndows Server 2016 image. This then opens a blade to configure the VM:

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I’m going to take the defaults and click Create.

Back in my Dev/Test blade, I can see the VM has started creation:

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Machine was created successfully

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So I’ve now created a lab environment, and created a VM in that lab environment. Let’s see what else I can get into.

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