VMware Mirage Step by Step – Part 12 – Windows OS In Place Migration

Windows OS Migration Using VMware Mirage you can migrate existing Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 endpoints to Windows 10. You can either perform in-place migration on the same devices or to replacement devices. The migration installs Windows 10 base layer on each target endpoint while preserving user profile data and settings through the Microsoft USMT. At the …

VMware Mirage Step by Step – Part 11 – Importing User State Migration Tool (USMT)

Introduction to Microsoft USMT User State Migration Tool (USMT) 10.0 simplifies user state migration during large deployments of Windows operating systems. USMT captures user accounts, user files, operating system settings, and application settings, and then migrates them to a new Windows installation. USMT safely migrates user accounts, operating system, and application settings. You can use …

VMware Mirage Step by Step – Part 10 – Capturing Application Layer

Introduction to Application Layer In previous, we covered the process of capturing Mirage Base Layer having OS & the standard applications installed within the base layer. Next step is to capture an application layer which you can use to install departmental applications along with base layer on to the endpoints. VMware Mirage Application layer helps you …

VMware Mirage Step by Step – Part 9 – Creating Base Layer

Introduction to Base Layer Once reference machine is centralized to a reference CVD on the Mirage server, you can capture a new base layer from that reference CVD. You can either capture the base layer from an existing reference CVD or a new reference CVD as a new source of layer capture. The base layer captures a point-in-time snapshot …

VMware Mirage Step by Step – Part 8 – Preparing a Reference Machine for Base Layer Capture

Preparing a Reference Machine A reference machine is used to create a standard desktop base layer for a set of CVDs. A base layer usually includes operating system updates, service packs and patches, corporate applications for all target users to use, and corporate configuration and policies. Prerequisite Install VMware Mirage client on the system to …

VMware Mirage Step by Step – Part 7 – Centralizing Endpoint

Introduction In the previous article, we covered the installation of VMware Mirage client on the endpoint. After you install the Horizon Mirage client, you centralize the device. The Mirage client software runs in the base OS and verifies that images at the endpoint and the Centralized Virtual Disk (CVD) are in sync. For centralized management of the device …

VMware Mirage Step by Step – Part 6 – Installing Mirage Client

Introduction In this article, we’re going to focus on the Horizon Mirage client installation process. You can install the Horizon Mirage client running the .msi installer on the endpoint. Administrators can also push out the client installer silently, without disturbing user operations, by using command-line arguments. Once the installation is finished, you can see the Mirage icon in …

VMware Mirage Step by Step – Part 5 – Installing Mirage File Portal & Web Management console

Introduction In our previous article, we went through how to install and configure IIS for use with VMware Mirage File Portal and Web Management. In this article, we’ll go over how to install the Horizon File Portal & Web Management Console Pre Work IIS is installed and configured properly with an SSL certificate Installing VMware …

VMware Mirage Step by Step – Part 4 – Configuring IIS

Introduction: Configuring IIS In the previous article, we performed the installation of Mirage Management Server & Mirage Server. In this article, we’ll discuss how to install and configure IIS for use with Horizon Mirage File Portal and Web Manager. You must install Windows Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 before installing the Mirage file portal or the Mirage Web Management. Installing IIS Install …

VMware Mirage Step by Step – Part 3 – Server Installation

Introduction The VMware Mirage server manages the storage and delivery of base and app layers and CVDs (Centralized Virtual Disks) to clients and consolidates monitoring and management communications. You can have multiple servers deployed as a VMware Mirage server cluster to manage endpoints devices for a large organization. VMware Mirage uses local cache a storage of popular …