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VMware Horizon Mirage Essentials by Peter von Oven

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Chapter 6. Migrate – Operating System and Hardware Migration Made Easy

The objective of this chapter is to look at the migration function of Horizon Mirage. We have already discussed how we can deliver the component parts (base layer, app layer, and driver profile) to build a complete endpoint image, but that is based on having the same operating system in the base layers. What if the OS is different? How can we move from an old OS and upgrade to a new version (OS migration)? This is currently a hot topic, given that the support for Windows XP ends on April 08, 2014.

For this chapter, we will focus deeper on the OS migration functionality and in particular the Windows XP to Windows 7 migration challenge as the starting focus, although this would ...

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