After you install the Horizon Mirage client, you centralize the device. Centralization activates it in the Management console and synchronizes it with, or assigns it to, a CVD on the Horizon Mirage server so that you can centrally manage the device data.

When Horizon Mirage is first introduced to an organization, each device must be backed up, creating a copy of it on the server, in the form of a Centralized Virtual Desktop or CVD. You can then centrally manage the device.

The endpoint with the client installed appears in the Management console as Pending Assignment, and is pending activation in the system.

You activate a pending device by using a centralization procedure, which either the end user can perform with the automatic procedure, or the administrator can perform with a manual procedure. The administrator option provides more control over the process, for example, allows a choice of upload policy, placement of CVDs on different volumes, and whether to assign a base layer.

You can also reject a device that you do not want to manage in the system. See Reject Pending Devices.

The user can use the desktop as usual while the centralization process runs in the background. This ability includes offline work. The client monitors user activities and network characteristics encountered by the desktop, such as speed, and adjusts its operation to optimize the user experience and performance.

After the server synchronization is completed, the Transaction log includes a successful endpoint centralization or provisioning entry. The desktop is protected and can be managed centrally at the data center.