The Comparison report summarizes the changes in the programs installed on the selected endpoints resulting from planned changes in their assigned layers.

You run the Comparison report for a selection of CVDs, pending devices, or a collection, as described in Detect Potential Effects of the Layer Change,

The report lists the layering operations to be performed and simulates the resulting user program list changes. The layering operations can include the following operations, in any combination:

Base layer change or assignment

Single or multiple app layer assignments or removals

Enforcement or reinstallation of the current layers

Enforcement with removal of user installed applications

This report is one of several Layer Dry-Run reports available from the Management Console Reports feature. See Layer Dry Run Reports.

The report includes general information, user-installed application conflicts, and managed application changes sections.

General Information Section Parameters

Parameter

Description

Generated By

Username of the administrator who generated the report.

New Base Layer

Base layer requested to be assigned, if any.

Added App Layers

App layers requested to be assigned, if any.

Removed App Layers

App layers requested to be removed, if any.

Enforced

Indicates whether the administrator asked to enforce the content of the layers.

User-installed application conflicts generate tables that summarize any conflict that the layer operation would involve, such as upgrade or downgrade, on programs installed or changed by users. Tables vary according to scope of changes. These conflicts cannot be anticipated from previous layering operations.

User Installed Application Conflicts Tables

Table

Description

Installed

Programs to be installed. Applies to Managed Application Changes section only.

Removed

Programs to be removed.

Downgraded

Programs to be downgraded.

Upgraded

Programs to be installed or upgraded to a new version.

Managed application changes tables summarize the changes resulting from the layer operation on programs managed with Horizon Mirage layers. Tables vary according to scope of changes.

Managed Application Changes Tables

Table

Description

Installed

Programs to be installed. Applies to Managed Application Changes section only.

Removed

Programs to be removed.

Downgraded

Programs to be downgraded.

Upgraded

Programs to be installed or upgraded to a new version.