Delete labs or lab VMs in Azure DevTest Labs

This article shows you how to delete a virtual machine (VM) from a lab or delete a lab in Azure DevTest Labs.

Delete a VM from a lab

When you create a VM in a lab, DevTest Labs automatically creates resources for the VM, like a disk, network interface, and public IP address, in a separate resource group. Deleting the VM deletes most of the resources created at VM creation, including the VM, network interface, and disk. However, deleting the VM doesn't delete:

  • Any resources you manually created in the VM's resource group.
  • The VM's key vault in the lab's resource group.
  • Any availability set, load balancer, or public IP address in the VM's resource group. These resources are shared by multiple VMs in a resource group.

To delete a VM from a lab:

  1. On the lab's Overview page in the Azure portal, find the VM you want to delete in the list under My virtual machines.

  2. Either:

    • Select More options (...) next to the VM listing, and select Delete from the context menu. Screenshot of Delete selected on the V M's context menu on the lab Overview page.

    or

    • Select the VM name in the list, and then on the VM's Overview page, select Delete from the top menu. Screenshot of the Delete button on the V M Overview page.
  3. On the Are you sure you want to delete it? page, select Delete.

    Screenshot of the V M deletion confirmation page.

  4. To check deletion status, select the Notifications icon on the Azure menu bar.

Delete a lab

When you delete a lab from a resource group, DevTest Labs automatically deletes:

  • All VMs in the lab.
  • All resource groups associated with those VMs.
  • All resources that DevTest Labs automatically created during lab creation.

DevTest Labs doesn't delete the lab's resource group itself, and doesn't delete any resources you manually created in the lab's resource group.

Note

If you want to manually delete the lab's resource group, you must delete the lab first. You can't delete a resource group that has a lab in it.

To delete a lab:

  1. On the lab's Overview page in the Azure portal, select Delete from the top toolbar.

    Screenshot of the Delete button on the lab Overview page.

  2. On the Are you sure you want to delete it? page, under Type the lab name, type the lab name, and then select Delete.

    Screenshot of the lab deletion confirmation page.

  3. To check deletion status, select the Notifications icon on the Azure menu bar.

    Screenshot of the Notifications icon on the Azure menu bar.

Next steps