Mirage provides desktop image management and eases Windows migrations.

VMware Mirage provides next-generation desktop image management for physical desktops and POS devices across distributed environments. Automate backup and recovery and simplify Windows migrations. 

Centralize Desktop Image Management

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Centralize Desktop Image Management

See how you can manage Windows and apps centrally while letting users run them locally.

What Mirage Does

Dynamic Layering for Endpoint and Application Management

Manage PCs or point-of-service (POS) devices as a set of logical layers. Update IT-managed layers while maintaining end-user files and personalization across Windows operating systems, including Windows 10. Easily deploy applications or VMware ThinApp packages to any collection of end users with Mirage application layering technology.

Simplified Windows 7, 8.1, 10 and POS Migrations

Migrate an existing Windows XP desktop to Windows 7, or migrate an existing Windows 7 desktop to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. Migrate old versions of Windows Embedded POS to POSReady 2009 or POSReady 7. Or migrate an end user's profile and files to a new Windows machine or terminal.

Automated Backup and Full System Recovery

Store full desktop snapshots in the data center with continual synchronization of IT or end-user initiated changes. Recover partial or full desktops when needed with centrally stored desktop images and periodic endpoint snapshots. Allow self-service file recovery for end users and follow-me access to files across devices.

Designed for Distributed Environments

Mirage Branch Reflectors allow IT to download any updates once from the Mirage server and allows peer-to-peer updates from the Branch Reflectors to other Mirage clients in the branch office. Manage devices at scale with minimal infrastructure and controlled bandwidth.

Easy Extension of PC Lifecycle Management (PCLM) Tools

Complement existing PCLM tools with dynamic layering, backup and recovery, and rollback options to minimize helpdesk support. Use API extensibility and reporting framework to help manage devices more efficiently.


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VMware Mirage offers easier desktop management

VMware Mirage offers easier desktop management, improved end-user productivity and easier Windows migrations.

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Desktop Management

Deliver, manage and protect operating systems and applications in distributed environments with layered image management. Manage images on physical desktops or POS devices at scale, leaving user-installed applications and data stay intact during image updates.

Full Desktop Backup and Recovery

Quickly restore systems to new devices to minimize downtime when a PC is lost, stolen or damaged. Let end users access any file on their endpoint from any web browser and restore any file or directory.

Optimized for Remote and Branch Office Users

Supports up to 1,500 end users per Mirage server. Lower time and infrastructure costs across distributed PC or PSO environments.

End-User Productivity

Mirage delivers an optimized and adaptive experience. End users can leverage local resources while maintaining offline productivity without having to connect back to a company’s environment though a VPN.


Mirage is sold in increments of 10 and 100 named users and is available as a standalone solution or as part of the Horizon Advanced or Enterprise Editions.