Allocate a larger number of concurrent CVDs for high-end servers, or a smaller number for low-end servers. For more information about this modification, contact VMware Support.

The installation uses an msi file located in the Horizon Mirage installation package.

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.

Verify that the SQL server is reachable from the server node and the firewall settings on the SQL server allow for remote connections.


Double-click the Mirage.server.x64.buildnumber.msi file and click Next to start the wizard.


Accept the End-User License Agreement and click Next.


Provide the configuration information and click Next.



SQL Server and SQL Instance

Type the server name and instance.

Create new local cache area check box

Select this to allocate a new local cache area. If not selected, the installer attempts to use existing cache data.

Name of the Horizon Mirage Server local cache folder

Type the path to where the local cache is stored, if different from the default.

Do not use the Create new local cache area option when upgrading the Mirage server. If this option is used and the path of the original storage area is entered, the local cache of the server itself is deleted. This may result in some short-time performance penalties as the cache has to be filled again.

Size of local cache in MB

Type the size of the cache in megabytes. A cache size of 100GB (102400) is recommended.


Set the server maximum connections and SSL, and click Next




Change the port used for client-server communication. Either use the default port of 8000 or change the port. Changing the port might require adding firewall rules to open the port.

Encryption Type

Select SSL to set the connection type to SSL to have clients communicate with the server using SSL encryption. This setting applies globally.

Select None for no encryption type.


If you selected SSL, enter the Certificate subject and Issuer values.



Certificate Subject

Typically the FQDN of the Horizon Mirage server.

Certificate Issuer

Usually a known entity like VeriSign. Leave this blank if only one certificate is on this server.


Configure the Horizon Mirage services account and click Next.



Use Local System account

Select if you are using a standalone server with local storage.

Use specific user

Select if you access CIFS share servers in a Horizon Mirage cluster environment. Type the user name and password (Windows credentials).

User Account and password

Type the account and password required to manage Horizon Mirage services.


Click Install and click Finish to complete the server setup.


Restart the server when the installation is completed.

You can now install IIS and the Horizon Mirage File Portal.