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VMware Horizon Mirage Essentials by Peter von Oven

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How to capture a base layer

Before we move into the management of images, which we will cover in Chapter 5, Manage – Centralized Image Management and Deployment, the first thing we need to do is to make sure we have an image to work with.

In this section we are going to look at how to create a reference machine and then centralize that to create and upload a reference CVD in preparation for capturing a base layer from it. Once we have this base layer, we can use it as the standard gold image to deploy to other endpoints across your environment.

Stage 1 – building a reference machine

The first stage in the process, as shown in the following diagram, is to build your reference machine or gold image. This is the image that will be deployed to all the ...

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