Create your first VM in a lab in Azure DevTest Labs
When you initially access DevTest Labs and want to create your first VM, you will likely do so using a pre-loaded base marketplace image. Later on, you'll also be able to choose from a custom image and a formula when creating more VMs.
This tutorial walks you through using the Azure portal to add your first VM to a lab in DevTest Labs.
Steps to add your first VM to a lab in Azure DevTest Labs
- Sign in to the Azure portal.
- Select All Services, and then select DevTest Labs from the list.
- From the list of labs, select the lab in which you want to create the VM.
On the lab's Overview blade, select + Add.
On the Choose a base blade, select a marketplace image for the VM.
On the Virtual machine blade, enter a name for the new virtual machine in the Virtual machine name text box.
Enter a User Name that is granted administrator privileges on the virtual machine.
- Enter a password in the text field labeled Type a value.
- The Virtual machine disk type determines which storage disk type is allowed for the virtual machines in the lab.
- Select Virtual machine size and select one of the predefined items that specify the processor cores, RAM size, and the hard drive size of the VM to create.
- Select Artifacts and - from the list of artifacts - select and configure the artifacts that you want to add to the base image. Note: If you're new to DevTest Labs or configuring artifacts, refer to the Add an existing artifact to a VM section, and then return here when finished.
Select Create to add the specified VM to the lab.
The lab blade displays the status of the VM's creation - first as Creating, then as Running after the VM has been started.
- Once the VM has been created, you can connect to the VM by selecting Connect on the VM's blade.
- Check out Add a VM to a lab for more complete info about adding subsequent VMs in your lab.
- Explore the DevTest Labs Azure Resource Manager QuickStart template gallery.