Azure Lab Services updates: GPU size, saving images, and connecting to on-premises resources
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2019
This month, we released some of the most requested features for Azure Lab Services:
- GPU size: We introduced GPU size to the existing size SKUs. A teacher can now pick GPU size for their lab during new lab creation.
- Connecting to on-premises resources: This feature can be used if the virtual machines in the lab have a software that must connect to on-premises license servers to acquire license, or if virtual machines in the lab need access to data sets (or any other files) on the university's network shares.
- Saving an image: This feature helps teachers and lab admins save a template virtual machine image so it can be reused during new lab creation. Template virtual machine images are saved in the Azure Shared Image Gallery.
- Sending a registration link in email: This feature helps teachers easily email registration link to all students or send individual emails without having to use another email client for sending registration links.
- Connecting to Linux machines by using Remote Desktop: This feature is available during lab creation. Enabling this setting opens a Remote Desktop port on the Linux machines. Teachers and students can then connect to their machines by using Remote Desktop after installing RDP and GUI packages on the lab machines.
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