If you are not familiar with VMware Mirage or you were just wondering what could I use this new application for, I will try and fill in the blanks for you. I was pretty excited when VMware announced that they purchased Wanova and the Mirage product. I think Mirage along with the upcoming Horizon Suite round out the VMware EUC story nicely. Both of the new products take VMware from just being a VDI focused offering to a complete EUC offering.
So what is this Mirage thing? I’ve included the description below from VMware.
With VMware Mirage, IT can centrally manage physical desktops and laptops remotely while their end users continue to leverage all of the local power of those devices. When IT has all of these endpoints centralized, they can perform remote disaster recovery, hardware refreshes, Windows 7 migrations, and single image management. Mirage offers the benefits of centralization and VDI manageability coupled with the power of local execution and persistent end-user personalization.
Here are a few of the most common user cases for VMware Mirage that I find myself talking to customers about on a regular basis. There are probably a few more that I will update as I think of them. If you have an idea drop a note in the comments.
- Physical Desktops / Laptops
- Alternate to View Local Mode
- Re-purposed endpoint management
- Upgrade Windows version ( Example: Windows XP to Windows 7)
About Brian Suhr
Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design