Probably one of the best acquisitions in end point computing (in recent times) was VMware’s crafty swipe for Wanova.
In my opinion VMware Horizon Mirage (formally Wanova Mirage) is the best next generation Windows deployment and management platform in the market today.
To learn more see: https://www.vmware.com/products/desktop_virtualization/mirage/overview.html
And for some more in depth info of their layering coolness see:
RES Workspace Manager
So we’re currently at the end of our pilot phase with Mirage and are now in that “anxious” Business Case phase. Like with any project you must set out clear success criteria. For us one of the key check boxes was compatibility with the RES product suite.
So the good news is that if you have integrated Workspace Manager with VMware View or Citrix XenDesktop before, it’s pretty much the same process.
Configure Workspace Manager to ‘Identify Agents By’ ‘Computer domain name and NetBIOS name’.
Simply install Workspace Manager on your Mirage reference machine as you would with your parent/golden VDI image and that’s it. Publish the base layer to your Mirage end-points and off you go.
Hardly worth blogging about I know but sometimes with something “new” people like a little validation.
Next up, VMware Horizon Mirage RES Automation Manager Integration! – Not hard either…