Visual Studio Lab Management is a new component in the VS 2010 and TFS 2010 stack aimed to simplify management of test environments. Being a pre-v1 product and also a solution to a complex problem it has been a challenge to set up and get a test lab running.
Last week Microsoft released a pre-configured VHD will everything you need to try out the new product installed. So for those interested in testing this new product this is a great starting point.
You will need a physical machine running Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V to host the Lab Management VHD. I recommend you have at least 8GB of RAM and a large, fast disk for the virtual machines.
Download the image here.
And there’s a very detailed walkthrough for setting up the environment and running a couple of fundamental scenarios in this blog post.
So give the VHD a try, I think you will like it!