In the basic procedure, the CVDs act independently and the migration operation starts on each endpoint as soon as the image completed the download, regardless of the state of the other CVDs in the task. Alternatively, for more control, you can choose to download first and apply to selected or all CVDs at a later time.

Prerequisites

Select a domain for this endpoint to join after the restore operation . If you want to use the same credentials each time, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Mirage Management console tree, right-click System Configuration and select Settings.

  2. On the General tab, type the credentials you want to use for domain joining.

    The join domain account must meet the appropriate security privilege requirements. See General System Settings.

Procedure

  1. In the Mirage Management console tree, select Common Wizards > Windows OS Migration.
  2. Choose one or more CVDs to update and click Select and click Next.

    You can either choose individual or multiple CVDs from the CVD List pane, or a collection from the Collections tab.

  3. Select the base layer image for the migration.
    1. Select Download and Apply Base Layer or Only Download Base layer.

      Option

      Description

      Download and Apply Base Layer

      This performs the migration in one step. The CVDs act independently and the migration operation starts on each endpoint as soon as the image completed the download, regardless of the state of the other CVDs in the task.

      Only Download Base Layer

      This performs only the Download stage, allowing you to selectively migrate CVDs that have completed downloading as a separate operation.

      In this case, after the Wizard procedure is finished, you can start to migrate certain endpoints that finished downloading.

    2. Select the Windows OS base layer image for migration.
    3. Click Next.
  4. Select one or more available app layers to assign to the endpoint, move them to the Assigned layers list and click Next.
    Note:

    When performing Windows OS migration with app layers, Mirage is only able to deliver driver packages as part of the Mirage driver library mechanism. In this scenario, Mirage will not deploy driver packages which were recorded as part of the app layers.

  5. (Optional) : Type a name for the CVD and specify the domain options.
    1. Change or define the host name for a device being restored.
    2. Select a domain for this endpoint to join after the restore operation.

      The current domain is shown by default.

    3. Type the OU and Domain or select them from the drop-down menus.

      The drop-down menus are populated with all known domains in the system. Each text box shows the required syntax pattern.

      Option

      Description

      OU

      Verify that the OU is in standard open LDAP format. For example, OU=Notebooks, OU=Hardware, DC=VMware, DC=com.

      Join Domain account

      The join domain account must meet the appropriate security privilege requirements as defined in the system general settings.

      The account must have access to join the domain. This is not validated.

    4. Click Next.
  6. Use the validation page to resolve any compatibility problems between the base layer and selected CVDs.

    You cannot proceed until blocking problems are resolved.

  7. Click Next and Finish.

Results

After the operation is completed, one task is created that contains all the CVDs that you selected.

What to do next

If you chose Download and Apply Base Layer, the migration proceeds and you can now monitor the migration progress. See Monitor the Windows OS Migration.

If you chose Only Download Base Layer, after the basic procedure is finished, you can start to migrate certain endpoints that finished downloading. See Download First and Apply in Stages.