The Horizon Mirage deployment involves a number of components, which you must install in a specific order.

Verify that all hardware and software prerequisites are fulfilled, that you have a valid license for the system, and that the latest version of the Horizon Mirage software is downloaded from the support site.

Verify that the SQL server is installed and reachable. The SQL browser service must be started to allow remote connections. Verify that firewall settings allow remote connections on the SQL server host. Go to

Verify that antivirus software running on the server machine excludes Horizon Mirage server folders and processes from scanning.

Server folders, including the Mirage storage directory folder and the local cache directory, for example, C:\ProgramData\Wanova Mirage\LocalCache.

Server processes, for example, Wanova.Server.Service.exe.

Prepare the required database information, or install a new database instance to use with Horizon Mirage.


You must have dbcreator privileges to create the Horizon Mirage database in the SQL express database. If you do not have these privileges, ask the database administrator to create the database and then assign you as the database creator.


The Horizon Mirage Management server is the main component that controls and manages the Horizon Mirage server cluster.


The Horizon Mirage Management console is the graphical user interface used to perform scalable maintenance, management, and monitoring of deployed endpoints. You install the Management console after you install the Horizon Mirage Management server. The Management console is built as a Microsoft Management Console version 3.0 snap-in.


After you install the Horizon Mirage Management console, you can connect the console to the Horizon Mirage system.


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 must install Windows Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 before installing the Horizon Mirage file portal or the Horizon Mirage Web Manager.


All Horizon Mirage web applications such as File Portal, Admin File Portal, and Web Management require enabling SSL support for IIS.


Install the Horizon Mirage file portal so that end-users can view files in their CVD snapshots from a web browser. End-users can access the file portal with the appropriate login credentials.


The Horizon Mirage Edge server is a secured gateway server that is deployed outside the Mirage data center environment.


The Horizon Mirage Management server requires a license. The license file enforces the number of CVDs that you can run on your system and the duration of the license agreement.


Before you can attach endpoints to your system, you need to perform a minimum configuration, which includes configuring the file portal web URL, importing USMT settings, and perform domain joining operations.