You can migrate a CVD in the Mirage Management server to a replacement device.

About this task

You can select one of the following migration options for the selected CVD and device.

Table 1. Options for Migrating a CVD to a Replacement Device

Migration Option

Description

Full System Migration, including OS, applications, user data, and settings

The entire CVD is restored to the replacement device, including operating system, applications, and user files. Files that already exist on the replacement device are deleted or overwritten.

Use this option for systems with Windows volume licenses or Windows OEM SLP licenses.

Only Migrate User Data and Settings

The existing operating system and applications on the replacement device are retained. Only user data and settings are migrated to the replacement device.

The existing operating system and applications on the replacement device are retained. Only user data and settings are migrated to the replacement device.

Use this option to migrate users from Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 machines to new Windows 7 or Windows 8 .1 machines.

The OS of the replacement device must be the same as, or newer than, that of the CVD.

User data referred to in the options pertain to files and directories listed in the upload policies User area. See Working with Upload Policies.

If you migrate a CVD from a Windows XP or Windows Vista device to a replacement device running Windows 7, or a Windows 7 device to a replacement device running Windows 8.1 , select Full System Migration or Only Migrate User Data and Settings because Mirage does not transfer user-installed applications from Windows XP or Windows Vista machines to a Windows 7 system.

When you migrate a CVD from Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7, after the CVD has been migrated the system streams to the endpoint so that the end user can resume work without waiting for all of the user data to be downloaded.

If you select a Windows 7 endpoint to be restored to a Windows XP or a Windows Vista CVD, that Windows 7 endpoint becomes a Windows XP or Windows Vista device.

Procedure

  1. Click the Pending Devices tab and select and select the CVD that you want to migrate.
  2. Click Hardware Migration and follow the steps of the migration wizard to complete the migration wizard.