You can select any Mirage client endpoint to function as a branch reflector, in addition to serving a user. Alternatively, you can designate a branch reflector to a dedicated host to support larger populations. A branch reflector can run on any operating system compatible with Mirage clients.
Clients that serve as branch reflectors must satisfy the following conditions:
Connect the device that will serve as a branch reflector to a switched LAN rather than to a wireless network.
Verify that enough disk space is available to store the base layers of the connected endpoint devices.
Verify that port 8001 on the branch reflector host is open to allow incoming connections from peer endpoint devices.
If the branch reflector endpoint also serves as a general purpose desktop for an interactive user, use a dual-core CPU and 2GB RAM.
To determine if an endpoint has an eligible branch reflector, click the CVD Inventory tab, select a CVD, and click Show Potential Branch Reflectors.