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  • I downloaded the "Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management Deployment Guide" from my MSDN downloads and I expected the guide to have comprehensive steps on how to configure TFS Lab Management.

    I assumed the guide would encapsolate the latest documented steps....instead of having to search the internet and find blog postings.

    Instead what I found was a 1 page document that essentially is useless. I've posted the contents of the document below.

    If Microsoft is going to release a "deployment guide" for lab management at least make it as useful as the "TFS Setup.chm" file we are all familiar with when installing TFS.



    Microsoft’s Visual Studio Lab Management solution extends the existing Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management platform with integrated Hyper-V based virtual machine management. Lab Management automates complex build-deploy-test workflows to optimize the build process, decrease risk and accelerate your time to market. It helps you reduce development and testing costs associated with setup, tear down and restoration of virtual environments to a known state. Lab Management streamlines the collaboration between development, QA and operations to help you achieve a higher ROI and realize the benefits of Microsoft’s entire ALM solution. To learn more about Lab Management functionality see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=198956.


    To setup and configure Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management functionality, see the MSDN documentation at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=191030.


    Note: We are in the process of updating the Microsoft licensing documents to allow use of Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 as part of the Lab Management functionality.  The licensing changes are expected to be in place at the start of October, at which time you can download and install the full version of SCVMM from MSDN Subscriber Downloads.  In the interim, you may choose to evaluate SCVMM using the trial download, or using the full version from MSDN Subscriber Downloads if your Microsoft Volume Licensing agreement provides evaluation use terms (such as through the Enterprise Agreement or Select programs).  If you purchased your subscription through a retail channel, you may have these rights earlier than October.


    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management functionality is released as a General Distribution Release and it should be installed as a patch for Team Foundation Server 2010 and other Visual Studio 2010 components. You can download the patch from the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=196110.


    For instructional videos, power tools, troubleshooting guide, and links to other resources to help you use Visual Studio Lab Management, see the MSDN Web page at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=183183.  


    Sunday, September 26, 2010 3:12 PM

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  • Allen,

    Here is the deployment/setup guide to configure lab management. It assumes that you have configured TFS already: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd380687.aspx and then talks about the steps you need to do to configure lab management. Please let us know if there are specific sections in this guide where you need to see more or different details. Thanks.


    Monday, September 27, 2010 3:15 PM
  • Darshan

    I was wondering if you can shed any light on the availablility of SCVMM. Allen's note suggests that it is becoming available in October from MSDN?




    "We are in the process of updating the Microsoft licensing documents to allow use of Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 as part of the Lab Management functionality"

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010 8:56 PM
  • SCVMM 2008 R2 is already available from MSDN downloads.

    Check the Servers| System Center area.

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 7:56 PM
  • The Ranger's Lab Management guidance was released a few weeks ago.  It is a great comprehensive guide for the planning, deployment, and usage of Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management.



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    Monday, July 11, 2011 3:53 PM