Azure DevTest Labs: Set expiration date for new VMs from Azure portal

30. januar 2017

In Azure DevTest Labs, you can now set VMs to expire on a specific date.

Although the ability to set an expiration date has been available through Azure Resource Manager templates, there's now a counterpart to set expiration on the Azure portal. When you set an expiration date, the VM will be deleted on the specified day. If you want to use DevTest Labs for a hackathon or class, this feature can help control costs and clean-up if you set the VMs to expire shortly after the events are over.

You can set the expiration date when you provision a new VM in the lab. From the Create lab blade, select Advanced settings and select a date.

DevTest Labs VM Expiration

Please try it today and let us know what you think about it! If you have an idea for how to make it work better, submit your feedback (or vote for others) at the Azure DevTest Labs feedback forum.

Have a question? Check out answers or ask a new question at the MSDN Community forum.

To get the latest information on the service releases or our thoughts on DevTest Labs, check out the Azure DevTest Labs team blog and subscribe to our service updates.

 

 

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