How To Claim And Unclaim Virtual Machines In Azure DevTest Labs

One of the big selling points of the cloud is the ability to spin entire environments up, and tear them down again, on demand. We all understand this benefit, but how do you go about capitalizing on it? Specifically, you know you want to empower your developers with a self-service environment, but how can you make sure they step on each other’s toes?

Is it really feasible for the whole team to coordinate via Slack, letting each other know when they are using this or that virtual machine?

In this snip, Josh demonstrates how to claim, and unclaim, virtual machines an Azure DevTest Lab, ensuring that your team doesn’t accidentally destroy each other’s work.

Prerequisites include: An Azure account/subscription An Azure DevTest Lab Existing, claimable, Virtual Machine in the DevTest Lab