Everything You Need to Get Up and Running with Mirage

Jun 24, 2015
Jessica Flohr

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Jessica Chapin (Flohr) is a contract technical writer and editor in End-User Computing at VMware in Palo Alto, California. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a bachelor of arts degree in English Writing and has a certificate in editing from Poynter News University. Currently, she is working on the Professional Sequence in Editing through the UC Berkeley Extension program. In addition to editing technical papers and formatting blog posts for the End-User Computing blog, Jessica writes for her local community newspaper.

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By Alex West, Technical Writer, End-User Computing, VMware

Deployment and Design Considerations for VMware Mirage is hot off the presses. Written with a single goal in mind—to help you get up and running with Mirage—this brand-new white paper boils down a complex deployment process into two crucial phases: “Surveying Your Environment and Accumulating Data” and “Architecture Planning.”

Read on for a sneak peek at the new paper.

Surveying Your Environment and Accumulating Data

Before you start planning your deployment, be sure to gather environmental data in these important categories:

  • Endpoint properties
  • Endpoint applications
  • User data on endpoints
  • Endpoint security measures
  • Network topology

With a few easy calculations, you can use this data to predict the size of your Mirage environment, thus eliminating the possibility of over- or under-provisioning. You can also use this information to outline a thorough centralization (backup) schedule, which will minimize downtime and speed the overall deployment process. After all, centralization should be one of your main concerns, right?

Wondering how to get your hands on these crucial data sets? The full Deployment and Design Considerations for VMware Mirage white paper gives you the right tools for the job.

Architecture Planning

Now, this is where the job gets more difficult, and where your network data really comes in handy.

Walking you through the appropriate calculations and considerations, the “Architecture Planning” section outlines how to use your network data to plan your Mirage deployment according to your specific needs.

It includes sections on

  • Mirage clusters
  • Mirage servers
  • Mirage storage
  • Network
  • Database

This section can also help you make sure that Mirage fits cleanly into your existing environment. For example, the “Ports and Protocols” subsection outlines, you guessed it, the ports and protocols used by Mirage.

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Figure 1: Ports Required by Mirage

Want More?

Visit the full Deployment and Design Considerations for VMware Mirage white paper or the VMware Mirage Documentation page for more information on Mirage.

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