Quickstart: Create a lab plan using the Azure portal

A lab plan for Azure Lab Services can be created through the Azure portal. This quickstart shows you, as the admin, how to use the Azure portal to create a lab plan. Lab plans are used when creating labs for Azure Lab Services. You'll also add a role assignment so an educator can create labs based on the lab plan. For an overview of Azure Lab Services, see An introduction to Azure Lab Services.

Prerequisites

To complete this quick start, make sure that you have:

Create a lab plan

The following steps show how to use the Azure portal to create a lab plan.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Create a resource at the top left of the screen.

  2. Select All services in the left menu. Search for Lab plans.

  3. Select the Lab plans tile, select Create.

    Screenshot that shows the Lab plan tile for Azure Marketplace.

  4. On the Basics tab of the Create a lab plan page:

    1. For the Subscription, select the Azure subscription in which you want to create the lab plan.

    2. For Resource Group, select Create New and enter MyResourceGroup.

    3. For Name, enter a MyLabPlan.

    4. For Region, select the Azure region you want to create the lab plan. (Region for the lab plan is also the default region where your labs will be created.)

    5. Select Review + create.

      Screenshot that shows the Basics tab of the Create a new lab plan experience.

  5. Review the summary and select Create.

    Screenshot that shows the Review and Create tab of the Create a new lab plan experience.

  6. When the deployment is complete, expand Next steps, and select Go to resource.

    Screenshot that the deployment of the lab plan resource is complete.

  7. Confirm that you see the Overview page for MyLabPlan.

Add a user to the Lab Creator role

To create or edit a lab in the Lab Services web portal (https://labs.azure.com), the educator must be assigned the Lab Creator role. Assigning Lab Creator role on the lab plan's resource group will allow an educator to use all lab plans in that resource group.

Note

Owners of a lab plan can automatically create labs and do not need to be assigned the Lab Creator role.

  1. On the Overview page for the lab plan, select Add lab creators.

    Screenshot that shows the **Overview** page of the lab plan.

  2. From the Access control (IAM) page, select Add > Add role assignment.

    Screenshot of the Access control (I A M) page with Add role assignment menu option highlighted.

  3. On the Role tab, select the Lab Creator role.

    Screenshot of Add roll assignment page with Role tab selected.

  4. On the Members tab, select the user you want to add to the Lab Creators role.

  5. On the Review + assign tab, select Review + assign to assign the role.

Warning

Educators are given Owner permissions of labs they create. If the educator is assigned the Lab Creator role on the lab plan instead of the resource group, they may notice a short delay in accessing their newly created lab as the Owner permissions for the lab propagate. To avoid this issue, assign a role that allows the educator to view labs (like Lab Creator) on the lab plan's resource group.

Clean up resources

When no longer needed, you can delete the resource group, lab plan, and all related resources.

  1. On the Overview page for the lab plan, select the Resource group link.
  2. At the top of the page for the resource group, select Delete resource group.
  3. A page will open warning you that you're about to delete resources. Type the name of the resource group and select Delete to finish deleting the resources and the resource group.

Next steps

In this quickstart, you created a resource group and a lab plan.

To learn more about advanced options for lab plans, see:

Advance to the next article to learn how to create a lab.