Tutorial: Access a classroom lab in Azure Lab Services

In this tutorial, you, as a student, connect to a virtual machine (VM) in a classroom lab.

In this tutorial, you do the following actions:

  • Use registration link
  • Connect to the virtual machine
  1. Navigate to the registration URL that you received from the professor/educator. You don't need to use the registration URL after you complete the registration. Instead, use the URL: https://labs.azure.com. Note that Internet Explorer 11 is not supported yet.

  2. Sign in to the service using your school account to complete the registration.

  3. Once registered, confirm that you see the virtual machine for the lab you have access to.

  4. Wait until the virtual machine is ready, and then start the VM. This process takes some time.

    Start the VM

Connect to the virtual machine

  1. Select Connect on the tile for the virtual machine of the lab that you want to access.

    Connect to VM

  2. Do one of the following steps:

    1. For Windows virtual machines, save the RDP file to the hard disk. Open the RDP file to connect to the virtual machine. Use the user name and password you get from your educator/professor to sign in to the machine.
    2. For Linux virtual machines, you can use SSH or RDP (if it's enabled) to connect to them. For more information, see Enable remote desktop connection for Linux machines.

Next steps

In this tutorial, you accessed a classroom lab using the registration link you get from your educator/professor.

As a lab owner, you want to view who has registered with your lab and track the usage of VMs. Advance to the next tutorial to learn how to track the usage of the lab: