The base layer usually contains the operating system, and core or infrastructure software, and common applications, for example, Microsoft Office.

Follow the instructions described in Horizon Mirage Administrator's Guide to create a base layer.

Keep the following information in mind when you create the base layer.

Use a virtual machine as the reference machine for base layer capture.

When you create the reference CVD, select the default Horizon Mirage policy. Do not select the Horizon View policy.

If you are using the VMware OS Optimization Tool to optimize the performance of the operating system for Horizon View, do not disable the following features, as they are required for the Horizon Mirage operation:

Volume Shadow Copy Service

Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider