Horizon Mirage 4.4 Part 13 – Update an App Layer

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In our last article, we updated a Base Layer. In this article, we’ll do the same for an App Layer. Note: This is much like the initial App Layer capture we did back in Part 11, with a few caveats and configuration differences.   Prep Work A clean Windows 7 machine has already been created […]

VCAP-DTD Exam Experience

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Exam Experience I sat the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Desktop Design (VCAP-DTD) exam on Wednesday of last week, so I thought I’d put my thoughts on the exam down on paper. Organizationally, this exam is a lot like the VCAP-DCD, as expected. If you’ve done the VCAP-DCD, you’ll definitely have a good feel for […]

Horizon Mirage 4.4 Part 12 – Update a Base Layer

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In the last article in this series, we created an App Layer for user with Horizon Mirage. In this article, we’re going to update a Base Layer. Prep Work I created a new Reference CVD from the Base Layer I created previously The new Reference CVD operating system was updated and new software was installed. […]

Horizon Mirage 4.4 Part 11 – Capture an App Layer

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In the previous article, we discussed capturing a Base Layer with Horizon Mirage. In this article, we’ll cover capturing a basic App Layer. Prep Work A clean Windows 7 machine has already been created with the Horizon Mirage client installed, sitting in Pending Devices. Creating a Reference CVD for App Layer Capture 1. Go to […]

Horizon Mirage 4.4 Part 10 – Capture a Base Layer

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In the last installment in the series, we created a Reference CVD from a Windows 7 device. In this article, we’re going to take that Reference CVD and create a Base Layer from it. Capture a Base Layer 1. Click Common Wizards in the Horizon Mirage Management console. 2. Click Capture Base Layer. 3. Choose […]

Horizon Mirage 4.4 Part 9 – Create CVD for Base Layer Capture

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In the last post in this series, we covered installation and configuration of the Horizon Mirage Edge Server. In this article, we’ll focus on creating a Centralized Virtual Desktop (CVD) for use in capturing a Base Layer. Prep Work Installed Windows 7 in a vSphere virtual machine Installed relevant drivers (VMware Tools) Updated the operating […]

Horizon Mirage 4.4 Part 8 – Edge Server

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The Edge Server is a new feature of Horizon Mirage as of version 4.4. It allows the administrator to put a server up in the DMZ to accept incoming connections from clients outside of the corporate network, while not relying on VPN connections as was previously required. Generate CSR The Horizon Mirage Edge Server requires […]

Horizon Mirage 4.4 Part 7 – System Configuration

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In the last article in this series, we covered installation of the Horizon Mirage Web Manager. In this article, we’ll go over Horizon Mirage System Configuration. General System Settings The General tab of System Configuration allows the administrator to configure several different items. To get there, right-click System Configuration, and then click Settings. Snapshots This […]