Mirage – Part 2: Infrastructure & Installation

image We will quickly go over setup of the infra. We will install Management Server, Management Console, Mirage Server, and Mirage File Portal.

Summary of OS Requirements: Mirage server components require Windows 2008 R2+ with domain membership. Reference machine can be XP SP2+, Windows 7, or Windows 8.1.

Summary of Software requirements:  Mirage clients, Servers, and Console requires NET 3.5 SP1. For Mirage servers, the portal requires IIS 7.0 + with IIS6 Compatibility, and ASP.NET feature. And lastly, management console requires MMC 3.0+.

!! For up to date hardware and software requirements and sizing information, please use product documentation center.

Installation steps include:

  1. Mirage Management Server
  2. Mirage Server
  3. Mirage File Portal
  4. Mirage Management Console
  5. Connect Console to server
  6. Mirage Gateway Server

Installing Management Server

The Mirage Management server controls and manages a Mirage server or Mirage server cluster .

On the Mirage Management Server Run the installer called mirage.management.server.Build#.

Mirage Management Server

Mirage Management Server

Mirage Management Server 

Click Next and Install to finish the installation.

Installing Mirage Server

The Mirage server manages desktop images in the DC and manages uploads and downloads between DC and endpoints.

On the Mirage Server, run mirage.server.build#

Mirage Server

Mirage Server

Mirage Server

Mirage Server

Mirage Server

and click Install.

Mirage File Portal

The Mirage file portal provides an HTML user interface for users and administrators to access user files and CVDs. Mirage file portal is installed on the Mirage server. You must install Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 or later for the file portal. The Mirage file portal requires Windows authentication on the SQL server.

Run mirage.WebAccess.x64.Build#

Mirage File Portal

Mirage File Portal

Mirage File Portal

Mirage Management Console

run Mirage.management.console.x#.#

Mirage Management Console

Connecting To Mirage Server

Connecting To Mirage Server

Connecting To Mirage Server

Connecting To Mirage Server

Systems Settings can be found by right clicking. Configure it per your requirements.

Mirage Web Manager:

IT help desk users can use the Mirage Web Manager to respond to
service queries, and Protection Manager users can use the Web
Manager to ensure that user devices are protected

mirage.webmanagement.x##.#

Mirage Web Manager

Mirage Web Manager

 Mirage Web Manager

Mirage Client

Run client installer on the reference machine and end point client

Mirage Client

Mirage Client

Mirage Client

Once install completes restart the PC. After re-logging, check system tray status of mirage, wait till it becomes “pending assignment”

Mirage Client

While status windows is open, you can hit CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+S to open Configıration utility

Mirage Client Mirage Client

For testing purpose, change scan speed to full, and restart……

CREATE A NEW REFERENCE CVD

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Create new Reference CVD

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CAPTURE A BASE LAYER FROM THE REFERENCE MACHINE

CAPTURE A BASE LAYER

 

CAPTURE A BASE LAYER

CAPTURE A BASE LAYER

CAPTURE A BASE LAYER

ASSIGN A BASE LAYER TO A VIRTUAL MACHINE

ASSIGN A BASE LAYER TO A VIRTUAL MACHINE

Click on centralize Endpoint

 ASSIGN A BASE LAYER TO A VIRTUAL MACHINE

ASSIGN A BASE LAYER TO A VIRTUAL MACHINE

ASSIGN A BASE LAYER TO A VIRTUAL MACHINE

ASSIGN A BASE LAYER TO A VIRTUAL MACHINE

ASSIGN A BASE LAYER TO A VIRTUAL MACHINE

ASSIGN A BASE LAYER TO A VIRTUAL MACHINE

ASSIGN A BASE LAYER TO A VIRTUAL MACHINE

ASSIGN A BASE LAYER TO A VIRTUAL MACHINE

ASSIGN A BASE LAYER TO A VIRTUAL MACHINE

ASSIGN A BASE LAYER TO A VIRTUAL MACHINE

ASSIGN A BASE LAYER TO A VIRTUAL MACHINE

I will try to publish more use cases later.. Good Luck!

Bulent Tolu

Bulent Tolu

Sr. Systems Engineer at VMware
Bulent is an IT professional with Master's in MIS and 10-years of experience in broad range of Information Technologies. He is exposed to engineering/architecting, implementation/integration, and administration of various high-available IT systems and infrastructure. He has a passion to continually research, test and evaluate new technologies and follow industry best practices to secure and optimize IT systems. Currently, he lives in Istanbul and works as a Sr. Systems Engineer at VMware.
Bulent Tolu

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