Mathias Olausson [MVP] :: thoughts on Visual Studio ALM

Getting started with Microsoft Lab Management

The last couple of weeks I’ve gotten a number of questions on how to set up Microsoft Lab Management. The process is not trivial but the references below should get you started:

If you want to get started with Microsoft Lab Management then you can get a number of good starter videos here.

I can also recommend looking at the MSDN documentation on how to set to Lab Management, lots of good guidance and recommendations there.

I suggest working with someone with good knowledge of Windows Server and Hyper-V as well as the System Center Virtual Machine Manager. For a developer such as myself it can be quite overwhelming with all options in these products. It’s one thing to get a demo environment up and running but for a production environment you really should build the foundation right first. So team up with someone knowledgeable in the IT side and combine that with the test and development skills is my recommendation.