So in my previous post “VMware Horizon Mirage RES Workspace Manager Integration” I covered the simplicity of integrating Workspace Manager with Mirage…
The good news is that RES Automation Manager and Service Orchestration integrate just as seamlessly.
Again if you have integrated Automation Manager and/or Service Orchestration with VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop or even a good old sysprep deployment before then this is really nothing new.
- Install the Automation Manager agent on the Mirage reference machine
- Locate the agent in the Automation Manager management console and open its properties
- Click on Prepare for Image and following the instructions (you can choose to run automation tasks when agents are first invoked).
Note that if you set a runbook/project to run when the Mirage client is “layered”, this job will run on every subsequent Mirage re-layering or layer update. – We found this useful in a hotdesk and/or student environment as we run delprof2 to clear any local user profiles or any profiles that didn’t remove properly (be nice if Mirage had an option to clean/remove local profiles).
Service Orchestration… Simple… Just install the Service Orchestration client on the reference machine, configure it to point to your environment.
So there you have it… Some more validation of how to combine the most exciting next gen deployment and management technology with the best user environment and system/service automation technology available today!
Fingers crossed our VMware Horizon Mirage business case is successful because I wouldn’t want to do it any other way!