An upload policy determines which files and directories to upload from the user endpoint to the CVD in the data center.

A pre-defined upload policy already exists in the Mirage server in the data center. Ensure that the pre-defined upload policy fits your organizational needs or define an upload policy before you activate endpoints because the activation process selects the existing upload policy for the endpoint.

A CVD is assigned only one upload policy at a time.

You manage upload policies from the Policies tab in the Mirage Web Management. You can perform various operations with upload policies.

Table 1. Working with Upload Policies




Define which files are to be unprotected, protected, or local to the endpoint. Protected files are uploaded to the Mirage server in the data center. To simplify the task, you identify only files and directory names or patterns that are not uploaded to the CVD. The remaining files are considered part of the CVD and are protected.


Edit an existing upload policy and distribute the revised policy. You export the policy file, edit it, and import it back to the Mirage Web Management. The new policy takes effect at the next update interval in which the client queries the server. The default is one hour and requires a full disk scan. Before you distribute the revised policy to a group of CVDs, it is good practice to test it on a sample desktop.


Delete an existing upload policy.


An upload policy must be updated with new policy information or rules and have a new minor or major version assigned to upgrade the CVDs with the new policy version. The CVDs assigned to the previous version of the upload policy are moved to the new version.

You define two upload policy areas, which the system uses according to the relevant system flow. See Upload Policy Parameters.

The upload policy that is applied to the CVD is a combination of the following items:

  • A selected built-in factory policy that VMware provides to assist the administrator with first time deployment

  • Administrator modifications to that policy to address specific backup and data protection needs

The built-in factory policy is a reference for further customization and includes all the mandatory rules that the system needs to function. The administrator cannot modify the mandatory rules.

Before you use a built-in policy, evaluate it to be sure it meets backup policy and data protection needs. The built-in policies, for example, do not upload .MP3 and .AVI files to the CVD.

You can use one of the following customizable built-in upload policies, to help manage mixed Mirage and Horizon View systems:

Mirage default upload policy

Use on Mirage servers that manage CVDs on distributed physical devices.

VMware Horizon View optimized upload policy

Use on Mirage servers that manage CVDs on virtual machines. This upload policy is provided for convenience. It is identical to the Mirage default upload policy, except that the Optimize for VMware Horizon View check box is selected.