Configure a virtual network in Azure DevTest Labs
As explained in the article Add a VM to a lab, when you create a VM in a lab, you can specify a configured virtual network. For example, you might need to access your corpnet resources from your VMs using the virtual network that was configured with ExpressRoute or site-to-site VPN.
This article explains how to add your existing virtual network into a lab's Virtual Network settings so that it is available to choose when creating VMs.
Configure a virtual network for a lab using the Azure portal
The following steps walk you through adding an existing virtual network (and subnet) to a lab so that it can be used when creating a VM in the same lab.
- Sign in to the Azure portal.
- Select All Services, and then select DevTest Labs from the list.
- From the list of labs, select the desired lab.
On the lab's main pane, select Configuration and policies.
- In the EXTERNAL RESOURCES section, select Virtual networks. A list of virtual networks configured for the current lab is displayed as well as the default virtual network created for your lab.
Select + Add.
On the Virtual network pane, select [Select virtual network].
- On the Choose virtual network pane, select the desired virtual network. A list is displayed showing all of the virtual networks that are under the same region in the subscription as the lab.
After selecting a virtual network, you are returned to the Virtual network pane. Select the subnet in the list at the bottom.
The Lab Subnet pane is displayed.
- Specify a Lab subnet name.
- To allow a subnet to be used in lab VM creation, select Use in virtual machine creation.
- To enable a shared public IP address, select Enable shared public IP.
- To allow public IP addresses in a subnet, select Allow public IP creation.
- In the Maximum virtual machines per user field, specify the maximum VMs per user for each subnet. If you want an unrestricted number of VMs, leave this field blank.
- Select OK to close the Lab Subnet pane.
- Select Save to close the Virtual network pane.
Now that the virtual network is configured, it can be selected when creating a VM. To see how to create a VM and specify a virtual network, refer to the article, Add a VM to a lab.
Azure's Virtual Network Documentation provides more information about how to use VNets, including how to set up and manage a VNet and connect it to your on-premises network.
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Once you have added the desired virtual network to your lab, the next step is to add a VM to your lab.