In the basic migration procedure, you can choose to download and apply the Windows base layer in one step, where Windows 7 image is migrated to the endpoints after all the CVDs in the task have finished downloading. Alternatively, for more control, you can choose to download first and apply to selected or all CVDs at a later time.

A setup must be performed to prepare the base layer so it can be deployed during the migration. See Set up the Windows 7 Base Layer for Migration.

The procedure enables you to select a domain for this endpoint to join after the restore operation. If you want to use the same credentials each time, perform the following:

1

In the Horizon Mirage Management console tree, right-click System Configuration and select Settings.

2

Select the General tab and then type the credentials you want to use for domain joining.

The join domain account must meet the appropriate security privilege requirements. See General System Settings.

1

In the Horizon Mirage Management console tree, select Common Wizards > Windows 7 Migration.

2

Choose the CVDs you want to update and click Select and click Next.

You can either choose individual or multiple CVDs, or a collection from the Collections tab.

3

Select migration option and Windows 7 base layer image for the migration.

a

Select Download and Apply Base Layer or Only Download Base layer.

Option

Description

Download and Apply Base Layer

This performs the migration in one step. The Windows 7 image is automatically migrated to the endpoints after all the CVDs in the task have finished downloading.

Only Download Base Layer

This performs only the Download stage, allowing you to selectively migrate CVDs that have completed downloading as a separate operation.

In this case, after the Wizard procedure is finished, you can start to migrate certain endpoints that finished downloading.

b

Select the Windows 7 base layer image for migration.

c

Click Next.

4

Select the XP or Vista CVDs or collections of CVDs to migrate to Windows 7 and click Select to copy them to the Selected CVDs area, and click Next.

The window shows all the CVDs that are eligible for download or migration.

5

Select one or more available app layers that you want to assign to the endpoint, move them to the Assigned layers list and click Next.

Note

When performing Windows 7 migration with app layers, Horizon Mirage is only able to deliver driver packages as part of the Mirage driver library mechanism. In this scenario, Horizon Mirage will not deploy driver packages which were recorded as part of the app layers.

6

(Optional) Specify CVD naming and domain options.

a

Change or define the hostname for a device being restored.

b

Select a domain for this endpoint to join after the restore operation. The current domain is shown by default.

Type the OU and Domain or select them from the drop-down menus.

The drop-down menus are populated with all known domains in the system. Each text box shows the required syntax pattern.

Option

Description

OU

Verify that the OU is in standard open LDAP format. For example, OU=Notebooks, OU=Hardware, DC=VMware, DC=com.

Join Domain account

The join domain account must meet the appropriate security privilege requirements as defined in the system general settings.

The account must have access to join the domain. This is not validated.

c

Click Next.

7

Use the validation page to resolve any compatibility problems between the base layer and selected CVDs.

You cannot proceed until blocking problems are resolved.

8

Click Next and Finish.

After the operation is completed, one task is created which contains all the CVDs that you selected.

If you chose Download and Apply Base Layer, the migration proceeds and you can now monitor the migration progress. See Monitor the Windows 7 Migration.

If you chose Only Download Base Layer, after the basic procedure is finished, you can start to migrate certain endpoints that finished downloading. See Download First and Apply in Stages.