By Karen Smith, Guest Writer, Former Technical Writer for End-User Computing Technical Marketing, VMware
With significant contributions from Maor Kuriel, Product Specialist, Mirage Engineering, End-User Computing, VMware
Many organizations use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) for managing large groups of endpoint devices. In an ideal scenario, everything is operating smoothly, but sometimes things go wrong, and end users need to quickly recover their systems so that they can resume work.
You might be searching for a disaster recovery solution for your SCCM environment, which would enable IT to assist users with issues such as hard drive failure, virus infection, and corrupted files or applications. You also might be searching for a faster way to refresh PCs to new hardware, and migrate large groups of computers from Windows XP to Windows 7, or from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. VMware Mirage can do all these things.
The Mirage and SCCM systems can coexist independently in the data center without interfering with each other.
Figure 1: Mirage and SCCM Servers Side by Side with Mirage and SCCM Clients on Endpoints