VCAP6-DTM Deployment Objective 5.2 – Configure Common VMware Mirage Management Options

Configure upload policies

An upload policy determines which files and directories to upload from the user endpoint to the CVD in the data center. You must define upload policies before you activate endpoints because the activation process selects an existing upload policy for the endpoint.

To create new Upload Policy from View Mirage console expand System Configuration and right-click CVD Policies select Add CVD Policy or within policies window click the green plus button.

In Create a new CVD Policy window type Name and Description. Change Upload interval (default 60 Minutes) depend of development plan.

Unprotected area – Lists files and directories on the endpoint device that are not protected, but with a subset of exceptions defined as protected. By default, Mirage protects all other files and directories. Specify here what kind of files suppose to be not protected and in which locations.

User area – Lists end-user files and directories, such as document files, that are excluded from the restoration and that are kept on the endpoint devices in their current state when the Restore System Only option is used to revert a CVD. Specify here file that are not effect by applying Base Layer to CVD


New policy settings

Example of mp3 file to be excluded from protection on any drive.


Edit rule


Advanced options

Archive a CVD

To archive CVD, in View Mirage console open Inventory > All CVD right-click CVD which we want to archive and select Manage CVD > Archive.  Click Yes to conform. CVD will be moved under Inventory > Archive


Archiving CVD

We can Delete archived CVD or move it to other location. We can assign it back to endpoint if there is need.

Build a driver profile and driver library

View Mirage can upload specific drivers required by endpoint.Windows scan for hardware changes and those drivers are used for Plug n Play mechanism to install whatever driver is requied.

We can create folders with drivers base on multiple drivers profile, profile can be applied to many endpoints.
To create new folder, in Mirage Console expand the Driver Library right-click Folders and select Add FolderType Folder name and click OK.

To import drives to folder, right-click folder a choose Import Drivers.

Type UNC Path to location to import drivers from



Uploaded drivers in to specify folder


Uploaded drivers

After importing drivers we can create Driver Profile. To do that under Driver Library right-click Profile and choose Add

Type name and Description and check box next to folder contain imported drivers


Add profile

Specify Rule for specific hardware vendor or OS family. Click Apply to test filtered results. We can add multiple rules. When finish click OK


Profile rules

To apply Driver Profile to CVD from View Mirage Console under Inventory > All CVDs select one or more CVD right-click and choose Apply Driver library


Apply Driver Library



Assigned Driver profile


Configure base layer rules and overrides

We can create set of rules for Base layer to specify files which should be excluded from or override by layer. We can modify existing Default Rule or create new one. To modify in Mirage console Image Composer > Layer Rules right-click default rule and select Clone. To create new Rule click green plus button.

In Add Layer Rules  type Name and Description. Under File System specify Do Not Download Rules and Rules exception on files and folders. We can as well specify Do Not Override by Layer Rules and exceptions.



Do Not Override by layer rules

We can create similar rules on registry key and values in System or Software Hive.



Registry Key Values Rules

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