Test Lab Guide (TLG) mini-modules are modular TLGs that just includes the essential configuration steps to get an existing and working test lab to a new working configuration, skipping the demonstration steps. In contrast, a typical modular TLG demonstrates
key functionality, in addition to the essential configuration steps. TLG mini-modules are a content type in the
Test Lab Guides content set. You can create your own TLG mini-module and publish it in the TechNet Wiki, the
TechNet Gallery, or in your own publication venue.
You might write a TLG mini-module for the following reasons:
Also note the difference between a TLG mini-module and a test lab extension: A TLG mini-module is essentially a modular TLG, just abbreviated to get the test lab to a new configuration on which other modular TLGs can be built. A TLG extension takes you through
the configuration and demonstration of some additional functionality, but does not leave the test lab in a configuration upon which other modular TLGs should be built.
This article describes the process for creating and publishing a TLG mini-module.
For more information, see
Wiki: Creating and publishing Test Lab Guide content.