If the hard drive on an endpoint is replaced, corrupted, or formatted, or if the user machine is lost and a new machine is supplied, you must restore the CVD to the device or a replacement device.

You must set up the device with at least a basic OS image that complies with Mirage software requirements. See Software Requirements in the VMware Mirage Installation Guide.

When replacing the hard drive, you do not have to specifically identify the endpoint and locate the CVD in the console. The server recognizes the endpoint’s GUID in the device BIOS and finds the associated CVD.

Use one of the following restore procedures to restore a CVD: