To ensure a successful Mirage deployment, understand the sequence of tasks required.

Before you install the Mirage system, ensure that all of the hardware and software prerequisites are fulfilled, that you have a valid license for the Mirage system, and that you downloaded the latest version of the Mirage software from the support site. For information about licenses for Mirage, see the VMware Mirage Installation Guide.

Ensure that the SQL server is installed and reachable before you install the Mirage system. The SQL browser service must be started to allow remote connections. Ensure that the firewall settings allow remote connections on the SQL server host.

You install the Mirage system in this order:

  1. Collect the required database information, or install a new database instance to be used with Mirage. You must have database creator privileges to create the Mirage database in the SQL express database.

  2. Install the Mirage Management server. See the VMware Mirage Installation Guide.

  3. Install the Mirage server. See the VMware Mirage Installation Guide.

  4. Install the Mirage Web Management Console. See the VMware Mirage Installation Guide.

  5. Install the Mirage File Portal. See the VMware Mirage Installation Guide.

  6. (Optional) Install the Mirage Management Console. See the VMware Mirage Installation Guide.

  7. Connect the console to the Mirage System. See the VMware Mirage Installation Guide.

  8. Install the Mirage Gateway server. See the VMware Mirage Installation Guide.