You provision new laptops and desktops directly from the device using the self-service provisioning interface.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you have Image Manager role or Administrator role permissions.

Procedure

  1. Copy the root certificate authority (CA) .
    1. Double-click the file for your environment to extract the WinPE creation environment.

      Option

      Description

      64-bit

      Mirage.WinPE.x64.buildnumber.zip

      32-bit

      Mirage.WinPE.x86.buildnumber.zip

      The WinPE version must match the capabilities of the processor. If the processor is 32-bit use a WinPE 32-bit image. If the processor is 64-bit use a WinPE 32-bit or WinPE 64-bit image.

    2. Copy the root CA from the VMware Mirage Management Web Site to the Mirage.WinPE.version.buildnumber\Certificates\Browser folder.

      version is the WinPE version that you selected.

  2. Edit the parameters in the BuildMirageWinPE.cmd file.
  3. Access a command prompt and run the BuildMirageWinPE.cmd command to build the WinPE image.

    The WinPE machine starts, and when the status of the Mirage client changes to Pending Assignment, the self-service tool starts.

  4. Set default values for the Join Domain Name .
    1. Access the IIS manager, expand Sites > VMware Mirage Management Web Siteand select ssp > Application Settings .
    2. Double-click DefaultJoinDomainName and enter a value for the DefaultJoinDomainName parameter in the text box.
  5. Set default values for the Join Domain OU .
    1. Access the IIS manager, expand Sites > VMware Mirage Management Web Siteand select ssp > Application Settings .
    2. Double-click DefaultJoinDomainOU and enter a value for the DefaultJoinDomainOU parameter in the text box.
  6. (Optional) : Configure the self-service provisioning tool to enable the Skip Steps feature.
    1. Access the IIS manager, expand Sites > VMware Mirage Management Web Siteand select ssp > Application Settings.
    2. Double-click SspSkipSteps and type Volume;Policy in the Value text box. When you enable the Skip Steps feature, the self-service provisioning wizard skips the steps to select a volume and a policy. To disable the Skip Steps feature, clear the Value text box.
  7. (Optional) : Configure the self-service provisioning tool to enable the Remember Last Value feature.
    1. Access the IIS manager, expand Sites > VMware Mirage Management Web Siteand select ssp > Application Settings.
    2. Right-click RememberLastValues and type SelfProvision in the Value text box.

    When you enable the Remember Last Values feature, the Mirage self-service provisioning tool remembers the values that you entered and applies them as the default values when you perform the self-service provisioning procedure. To disable this feature, clear the Value text box.

  8. Set a default policy and domain account.
    1. Access the Mirage Web management with the Image Manager role or the Administrator role.

      Users with the Administrator role can set the default policy and domain account. Users with the Image Manager role can set the default policy.

    2. Click the gear icon and select CVDs in the left panel.
    3. Click Change and select a default policy.
    4. Click OK to exit the Update Policy window.
    5. Click Domain Account in the left panel and enter the log-in credentials in the text box.
  9. Start the WinPE machine and when the Self-Service Provisioning console appears, enter log-in credentials for the Image Manager role or Administrator role.
  10. Follow the steps to complete the self-service provisioning procedure.