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Technical Notes

Reflection Terminal Emulation Products and Linux/UNIX Workstations
Technical Note 1788
Last Reviewed 02-Jun-2011
Applies To
Reflection 2014
Reflection for IBM 2014
Reflection for UNIX and OpenVMS 2014
Reflection for IBM 2011
Reflection for UNIX and OpenVMS 2011
Reflection Standard Suite 2011
Reflection for the Web 2014 (All Editions)
Reflection for the Web 2011 (All Editions)
Reflection for the Web 2008 (All Editions)
EXTRA! X-treme version 9.x
All Reflection Windows-Based Products version 14.x
Linux/UNIX
Summary

Attachmate terminal emulation products cannot be installed directly onto desktops running Linux/UNIX; however, several Attachmate product solutions are available that enable users to access their host systems from Linux/UNIX workstations. These options include providing web-based emulation using Reflection for the Web or running Windows-based Attachmate products on virtualization platforms. This technical note provides a brief overview of how Reflection products fit into these environments.

Host Access Options

The following Attachmate solutions enable users to access their host systems from Linux/UNIX desktops. (Each of these solutions is described in more detail in following sections.)

Run browser-based Reflection for the Web with an appropriate Java Virtual Machine (JVM).

Run Windows-based Attachmate products on a virtualization platform.

Browser-based Solution

Reflection for the Web is a Java-based solution that delivers web-based terminal emulation to IBM, HP, UNIX, and OpenVMS host applications through a web browser.

Reflection for the Web terminal sessions for end users are designed to run in any Java 2-compliant web browser or applet viewer that can run trusted applets. The Administrative WebStation is designed to run in any Java 2-compliant web browser that can run trusted applets and supports JavaScript.

For additional information about browser and virtual machine requirements, see the following resources.

  • Reflection for the Web Browser Requirements—see Technical Note 1383.
  • Reflection for the Web and Java Virtual Machines—see Technical Note 1674.

Windows-based Solution

Attachmate Windows-based products can run on a virtualization platform. For a detailed list of supported virtualization platforms, see each product's supported platforms technical note.

Related Technical Notes
1383 Reflection for the Web and Reflection Security Gateway Browser Requirements
1674 Reflection for the Web and Java Virtual Machines

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