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VMware Horizon View 6 Desktop Virtualization Cookbook by Jason Ventresco

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Capturing a Mirage base layer

This recipe will discuss the steps that are required to capture a Mirage base layer.

Getting ready

When working with VMware Horizon View, a common use for a base layer is to perform OS upgrades on our existing Horizon View full-clone desktops. As such, the target desktop for our base layer capture should be configured similar to the virtual desktop master image that we use with Horizon View.

The following services must be enabled on the target Windows endpoint to capture a Mirage base layer:

  • Volume Shadow Copy Service
  • Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider

In order to capture a Mirage base layer, the target desktop must be connected to our domain, have the Mirage client installed, and be registered with our Mirage server. ...

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