UPDATE (27 Oct 2010): All videos are now updated with a narration, and uploaded as part of MSDN ‘How Do I’ video series for online viewing. The table below is updated with the new links.
Based on popular demand, here are the videos of the different scenarios and concepts in lab management, to help you get started quickly. The first video is an overview and the subsequent 6 videos are part of a ‘How-to’ series starting from setup.
You can read the summary of each video below.
Overview - Lab Management
Provides an overview of how lab management fits into Visual Studio 2010, the various components, and the following key scenarios:
Video 1 - Setup and Configure Lab Management
Walks you through the setup and configuration steps. Shows you how to setup the Virtual Machine Manager server and how to configure lab management on Team Foundation Server.
The pre-requisites for this scenario are:
Video 2 - Create a virtual environment
Walks you through the experience of creating your first virtual environment. Illustrates the two ways to create a new virtual environment – compose environment using running VMs and create a new environment using templates in the library.
Video 3 - Create Build and Test Artifacts
Shows you how to create build and test artifacts needed to deploy your build on the environment and to run test cases. These artifacts are pre-requisites for the scenarios in the next two videos.
Video 4 - Automate the build-deploy-test cycle
Walks you through the experience of authoring and running a workflow to build your application, restore environment to a clean snapshot, deploy the build on your environment, take a post deployment snapshot, and run build verification tests.
Video 5 - File a rich bug with environment snapshots
Shows you how to file rich bugs with the environment snapshot, as you run manual tests. Also shows you how the developer can connect to the environment snapshot from the bug to reproduce the error.
Video 6 – Clone environments using network isolation
Shows you how to create network isolated environments, how to use an application that needs the VMs to be domain joined on such an environment, and how to clone environments without creating conflicts on the network.
Hopefully, these videos will help you in adopting and using lab management. Take a look and tell us what you think.