The 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 Mirage Management server, you can install Mirage servers.

You can deploy multiple servers as a server cluster to manage endpoint devices for large 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 Mirage Servers in the VMware Administrator's Guide.

The 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 an SSL Server Certificate for the Mirage Server.

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

Important

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

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To set up SSL on the Mirage server, you must obtain SSL certificate values and configure them on the server. SSL certificates is a Windows feature.

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When you install the Mirage server, the installation wizard prompts you to configure certain options. Prepare your configuration options before you install the Mirage server.

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The Mirage servers manage the storage and delivery of base layers, app layers, and CVDs to clients, and consolidate communications for monitoring and management. You can deploy multiple servers as a server cluster to manage endpoint devices for large enterprise organizations.