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Best practices for upgrading VMware Horizon Mirage

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With the newest version of Mirage released just a few days ago there is often the question how to upgrade the Mirage servers to the latest release.

Luckily the instructions on how to upgrade Mirage servers are documented in the VMware Horizon Mirage Administrator’s Guide (page 265 ff.) and also as a separate KB article called: Best practices for upgrading VMware Mirage (2031711).

Unfortunately one crucial thing isn’t mentioned in the documentation: Do not use the “Create new storage areas.” option during the upgrade process of the Mirage management server.

If this option is used and the path of the original storage area is entered everything of your Mirage installation (Base Layer, AppLayer, CVD data, etc.) is getting deleted and is lost permanently if you haven’t created a backup before!


The same is true is when the “Create new local cache area.” is used while upgrading the Mirage server software. This situation is far less critical as only the local cache of the server itself is deleted but no important stuff like base layers and CVD data. This may result in some short-time performance penalties as the cache has to be filled again

So please make sure to keep this in mind before and while upgrading your Mirage servers.

Written by tim

June 14th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

VMware to acquire RTO Software

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At VMworld 2009 VMware announced an OEM agreement with RTO Software, to integrate their Virtual Profiles technology into VMware View. This was an important step for VMware due to the gap of a Windows profile management solution. Today VMware announced the acquisition of RTO Software and their product portfolio. With RTO VMware View will have a great persona management in the View solution.

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Written by Christoph Harding

February 23rd, 2010 at 7:44 pm

VMware announces View 4

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Today VMware announced View 4, the industry’s first purpose built solution for delivering desktops as a managed service. The new version provides a consistent high performance desktop experience to the end users and reduces the total cost of desktop ownership by 50%. Based on VMware vSphere 4 the new solution offers Simplified Desktop Management, Automated Desktop Provisioning a Superior End User Experience and more. This is the first version with the new built-in software version of Teradici’s PCoIP protocol which is developed to address the broadest range of use cases and deployment options and deliver a high-performance desktop experience, even over high latency and low bandwidth connections.

You can check out View 4 on the brand new website at: We’ll provide you with more technical information in the next days.

Written by Christoph Harding

November 9th, 2009 at 10:06 am

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VMware View 3.1.1 available for download

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VMware just released the Version 3.1.1, a new maintenance release of VMware View. You’ll find the details on the VMware View web site.

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Written by Christoph Harding

July 12th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

VMware View 3.1 Available Now

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There is a new version of VMware View available for download at the VMware website. The version 3.1 includes loads of new features and great improvements. already has updated to the new version and wrote about it on their blog.

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Written by Christoph Harding

May 29th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

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