You can restore a CVD to a replacement device.

About this task

The endpoint changes its operating system in all cross-OS restore operations. For example, if a Windows 7 endpoint is selected where Windows XP or Vista CVD is to be restored, that Windows 7 endpoint becomes a Windows XP or Windows Vista device.

You can also restore users from Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 machines to new Windows 7 machines, or from Windows 7 machines to Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 machines, and from Windows 8.1 machines to new Windows 10 machines. See Migrating to Windows OS Replacement Devices. In this case, select Only Restore User Data and Settings as the restore option.

Prerequisites

Install the Mirage client on the client machine. See the VMware Mirage Installation Guide.

Select a domain for this endpoint to join after the restore operation . If you want to use the same credentials each time, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Mirage Management console tree, right-click System Configuration and select Settings.

  2. On the General tab, type the credentials you want to use for domain joining.

    The join domain account must meet the appropriate security privilege requirements. See General System Settings.

Procedure

  1. In the Mirage Management console, select Common Wizards > Disaster Recovery.
  2. Select Replace the user machine and click OK.
  3. Select the device where you want to restore the CVD and click Next.

    Only devices to which the CVD can be restored are listed.

  4. Select a restore option.
    1. Select a restore option for the selected CVD and device.

      Restore Option

      Description

      Full System Restore

      This option includes restoring the OS, applications, user data, and user settings.

      Use this option for systems with Windows volume licenses or Windows OEM SLP licenses.

      The entire CVD is restored to the replacement device, including OS, applications, and user files. Any existing files on the replacement device are lost or overwritten.

      If you select this option, you must select a base layer during the migration procedure.

      Restore Applications, User Data and Settings

      Use this option only when replacing a device that has a different Windows OEM license.

      The OS of the replacement device must be the same as that of the CVD.

      Only applications and user data are restored to the replacement device. The existing OS and applications installed on the replacement device are retained.

      Note:

      This option is not available for Windows 8 and Windows 10 endpoints.

      Only Restore User Data and Settings

      Use this option to migrate users from Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 machines to new Windows 7 machines, or Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 machines, and from Windows 7 or Windows 10 machines to new Windows 10 machines.

      The OS of the replacement device must be the same as or newer than that of the CVD.

      Only user data and settings are restored to the replacement device. The existing OS and applications installed on the replacement device are retained.

      You can maintain the current layer, if one applies, select a new base layer from the list, or proceed without a base layer.

    2. Click Next.
  5. (Optional) : Type a name for the CVD and specify the domain options.
    1. Change or define the host name for a device being restored.
    2. Select a domain for this endpoint to join after the restore operation.

      The current domain is shown by default.

    3. Type the OU and Domain or select them from the drop-down menus.

      The drop-down menus are populated with all known domains in the system. Each text box shows the required syntax pattern.

      Option

      Description

      OU

      Verify that the OU is in standard open LDAP format. For example, OU=Notebooks, OU=Hardware, DC=VMware, DC=com.

      Join Domain account

      The join domain account must meet the appropriate security privilege requirements as defined in the system general settings.

      The account must have access to join the domain. This is not validated.

    4. Click Next.
  6. Use the information on the Validation Summary page to compare the target device with the CVD and click Next.

    The summary alerts you to any potential problems that require additional attention. You cannot proceed until blocking problems are resolved.

  7. Click Finish to complete the restore procedure..

Results

The migration process takes place in two phases. See End User Experience with Restore Processes.