The current releases of Reflection X 2011 include both Reflection X Advantage (Attachmate's newest X server) and Reflection X version 14.1 (Attachmate's legacy X server). Reflection X Advantage is installed by default. If you are familiar with Reflection X version 14.1 (or earlier), review this note to learn how to install Reflection X version 14.1 or to get help making the transition to Reflection X Advantage.
This note includes the following information:
If you would like to continue using Reflection X 14.1, you can install it using either the Reflection X 2011 or Reflection Suite for X 2011 installer. These installers include both "Reflection X Advantage" and "Reflection X (Legacy)" in the available feature selection.
Note the following:
To install Reflection X version 14.1, click "Reflection X (Legacy)" on the Feature Selection tab and select "Feature will be installed on local hard drive." This installs the default selection of Reflection X 14.1 sub features shown in the image below. You can modify this selection to fit your needs. Note, in this example, the user has elected to install both Reflection X Advantage and Reflection X (Legacy):
The Reflection X 2011 and Reflection Suite for X 2011 installers are available as both 32-bit and 64-bit installation packages. Either package can be installed on 64-bit systems. The 64-bit installer includes a mix of 32-bit and 64-bit components. Note the following:
The 64-bit installers include 64-bit versions of all Reflection X Advantage features.
Reflection X version 14.1 is not included with the 64-bit installers. There are no plans for adding Reflection X version 14.1 (either 32-bit or 64-bit) to the Reflection X 2011 64-bit packages. To install Reflection X version 14.1 64-bit, go to your Maintenance Entitlements on the Download Library and click the Download link under the Predecessor Product section. (The 14.1 installer offers the option to install the 64-bit version.) The 64-bit version of Reflection X 14.1 includes 64-bit versions of Reflection for UNIX and OpenVMS and Reflection FTP.
The Reflection Workspace terminal emulators and the Reflection FTP Client are currently available as 32-bit applications. These 32-bit applications are included in both the 32-bit and 64-bit installers, and are fully supported on 64-bit platforms. If you need 64-bit versions of all applications in your product bundle, you can use the 64-bit version of Reflection X 14.1.
This section describes some of the first feature differences you may encounter when moving from Reflection X version 14.1 (or earlier) to Reflection X Advantage. Being familiar with these differences will help you get started using Reflection X Advantage.
When you start Reflection X 14.1, the X server starts automatically and begins listening for incoming client connection requests. Because the server is already running you can start your X clients immediately.
When you start the Reflection X Advantage X Manager, the X server isn't started automatically. To start an X server, you need to start a session, You can do this by selecting a session name under "My Sessions" and clicking the green Start icon:
Once you've started your session, you can start your X clients.
Note: You can also configure Reflection X Advantage sessions to start one or more clients automatically as soon as the X server is running. Using this approach means that launching your X clients can still be a one-step operation.
In Reflection X 14.1, clients are displayed on the desktop by default. In Reflection X Advantage, X clients are displayed in an X terminal window by default, and XDMCP sessions must run this way. If you prefer to display clients in their own desktop windows, you can use either of the following approaches:
In the left pane, select the X server definition you are working with. The default is named "Generic X Server." In the right pane under Windowing, select "Show clients on my desktop."
Create two X Server definitions, one with "Show clients on the X terminal desktop" selected and one with "Show clients on my desktop" selected. Use the X terminal desktop server for XDMCP sessions and the clients-on-desktop server for individual clients. (Note: If you have migrated Reflection X settings, servers with these options are created for you automatically, as needed, during the migration.)
User-based security is disabled by default in Reflection X 14.1, but enabled by default in Reflection X Advantage to provide greater security. This is an important difference if you like to launch X clients from a secondary tool such as Reflection for UNIX and OpenVMS or Reflection Workspace. When user-based security is enabled, X clients launched this way will be denied access and nothing will be displayed.
You can obtain your X client displays when using Reflection X Advantage by either of the methods below:
You can install Reflection X Advantage on systems that have (or have had) Reflection X products (versions 13.x or 14.x) installed on them. The first time you start Reflection X Advantage, you'll see a prompt asking if you want to import your settings. Click Migrate to import your settings. Your Reflection X files are not changed. Imported settings appear as a combination of session, client, and server definitions identified as "(RX migrated)" in the Reflection X Advantage X Manager. For information about how to use these migrated definitions, search for the topic called "Upgrading from Legacy Reflection X." You can find this topic in the installed Reflection X Advantage Help and also in the Planning and Installation Guide available from the Reflection X 2011 documentation page (http://support.attachmate.com/manuals/rx_rsx_2011.html).
Reflection X Advantage is Attachmate's go-forward product. It uses a new code base to support features that are not available with Reflection X 14.1. Moving from Reflection 14.1 to Reflection X Advantage is a migration, not a direct upgrade.
Reflection X Advantage includes features that are not in Reflection X 14.1, and future feature development will focus on the Advantage product. Features in Reflection X Advantage that are not available with Reflection X include: improved performance options, real-time collaboration, centralized session configuration, the ability to leave and rejoin sessions, session protection, and secure default settings. For more information, see Technical Note 2235, When to Use Reflection X Advantage.
Yes. It is still supported and continues to ship as both a standalone product and an available feature in Reflection X 2011 and Reflection Suite for X 2011.
Search for the topic called "Feature Guide for Upgrading from Legacy Reflection X." You can find this topic in the installed Reflection X Advantage Help and also in the Planning and Installation Guide available from the Reflection X 2011 documentation page (http://support.attachmate.com/manuals/rx_rsx_2011.html).
Reflection X Advantage stores settings in a database. It does not read legacy Reflection X files directly, but it is configured to migrate the settings from these files automatically the first time you run the product. For details, search for the topic called "Upgrading from Legacy Reflection X." You can find this topic in the installed Reflection X Advantage Help and also in the Planning and Installation Guide available from the Reflection X 2011 documentation page (http://support.attachmate.com/manuals/rx_rsx_2011.html).
Yes. Each product runs independently of the other, enabling you to run one product at a time or both at the same time. However, you may need to modify the port configuration so that each product listens on a different port. For details see Technical Note 2236, Running Reflection X Advantage and Reflection X on the Same Machine.
No. If you have used the Reflection X startup parameters or the runrx utility to launch X clients, you will need to create new shortcuts or scripts for Reflection X Advantage. For details see rxmgr and rxmgrdomains in the Reflection X Advantage Help.