The Horizon Mirage server manages the storage and delivery of base and app layers and CVDs to clients, and consolidates monitoring and management communications. After you install and license the Horizon Mirage Management server, you can install Horizon Mirage servers.

You can deploy multiple servers as a server cluster to manage endpoint devices for large enterprise organizations. With multiple servers and storage volumes, enterprise organizations can store, manage, and protect end-user device data for large numbers of managed endpoint devices. For more information, see Deploying Additional Horizon Mirage Servers in the Horizon Mirage Administrator's Guide.

The Horizon Mirage server uses Local Cache, a storage of popular data blocks, to perform data deduplication over the WAN. When large files are transferred, their blocks are kept in the cache, and the next time similar files need to be transferred, the server obtains the blocks from the cache instead of over the network. It is good practice to keep the cache on fast storage, for example, on a local drive or even on an SSD drive.

The server installation process includes the default option to set up SSL, which requires an SSL Certificate to be installed on the server. See Install the Server SSL Certificate.

If SSL is not implemented at server installation, you can also implement it after the server is installed. See Configuring Secure Socket Layer Communication in the Horizon Mirage Administrator's Guide.


Disabling SSL encryption is not recommended as this mode of connection is not secure.


Install the server SSL Certificate. See Install the Server SSL Certificate.


Install the server. See Install the Server