Before you deploy Horizon Mirage, verify that all database software requirements are satisfied.

Database Software Requirements for Horizon Mirage Components

Component

Requirements

Database software

Windows Installer 4.5 (MS KB942288) or later. Go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942288)

Microsoft SQL Server® 2012 SP1 Express, Standard, and Enterprise editions are supported. Go to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ff978728.aspx

Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 64-bit R2. Express, Standard, and Enterprise editions are supported. Go to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506%28v=sql.105%29.aspx

Note

When you install SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows Server 2012, you must install Service Pack 1 or later. Go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2681562.

MS SQL Server must be set up with Windows Authentication. The Windows account used for installing Horizon Mirage must have dbcreator privileges, and the user account running the Horizon Mirage server services must be configured with access privileges to the Horizon Mirage database.

Depending on the size of the Horizon Mirage clusters in your environment, limitations on the size of the database needs careful planning and consideration.

The following guideline can assist you in planning your database sizing requirements for your environment.

Horizon Mirage Database Sizing Guidelines

Mirage Cluster Size

Minimum System Requirements

Mirage cluster with less than 5000 endpoints

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express R2 or Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express

At least one CPU, 2.0 GHz or faster

At least 1 GB RAM

Mirage cluster with more than 5000 endpoints

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard R2 or Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard

At least two CPUs, 2.0 GHz or faster

At least 4 GB RAM

The database sizing requirements for Horizon Mirage are based on the Microsoft hardware and software requirements for installing SQL Server 2008 R2. For a detailed explanation, go to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506%28v=sql.105%29.aspx.