The Mirage client software runs in the base operating system and verifies that the images at the endpoint and the CVD are synchronized. To prepare an endpoint for centralized management of the device data, you install the Mirage client on the device and activate the device by synchronizing it to a CVD on the Mirage server.

You must define upload policies, which determine which files to synchronize, before endpoints are activated. The activation process selects an existing upload policy for the endpoint.

The client does not create or emulate a virtual machine. No virtual machines or hyper visors are required. The client can run on physical machines, Type 1 or Type 2 hypervisors.