After the Mirage client is installed, the administrator can centralize the endpoint. Centralization performed by the administrator provides more control over the process, for example, allows a choice of upload policy, placement of CVDs on different volumes, and whether to assign a base layer.

About this task

You might want to add devices to a collection. A collection is a folder that aggregates CVDs that share a logical grouping, for example, Marketing CVDs. You can then implement relevant base layer changes with a single action on all CVDs in the collection. See Working with CVD Collections.


The devices to centralize must be in the Pending Devices queue.


  1. In the Mirage Management console, select Common Wizards > Centralize Endpoint.
    1. Use Search or filter to find the device or devices you want to assign and click Next.

      All devices in the filtered list are included in the centralization procedure.

    2. Select the upload policy to use and click Next.

      If you do not make a selection, a default policy applies, as specified in the general system settings.

    3. Select whether you want to add a base layer to the endpoint and click Next.
    4. Select one or more app layers to which you want to add to the device and click Next.

      This step only appears when you have selected a base layer from the previous step.

    5. Select a target storage volume to where you want to store the endpoint base layer and app layers and click Next. Alternatively, you can have Mirage choose the volume according to the sizes of the base layer and app layers by selecting Automatically choose a volume.
    6. The Compatibility Check window displays whether or not the assigned CVDs connected to the endpoint passed the compatibility validation check. When the endpoint passes the validation, you can click Next to proceed.
      • When there are potential problems with the CVDs, a warning window appears. You can select each item in the Mismatch List and the validation details and resolution are displayed on the bottom of the window. You can either fix the problem, or click Ignore to bypass the problem. Alternatively, you can click Ignore All to bypass all warning messages.

      • When there are fatal errors that must be resolved to centralize the endpoint, a blocking window appears. You can select an error from the Mismatch List to view the Validation Details on the bottom of the window. You must resolve these issues before continuing. The Ignore and Ignore All buttons are unavailable.

  2. Click Finish.

    The client starts the scanning phase according to the policy defined during the installation.

    After the scanning finishes, the device appears in the All CVDs panel.

  3. (Optional) You can monitor the centralization progress.

    The notification area icon changes to show that the initialization process has started, and the console shows that the client has started an upload. When the initialization process finishes and server synchronization starts, the notification area icon shows the progress of the upload. The console also shows the upload progress in the Progress column of the CVD inventory list. The user can also view the detailed status of the upload operation by clicking the Mirage icon in the notification area.