Reflection X 2014 and Reflection Pro 2014 include both Reflection X Advantage (Attachmate's newest X server) and Reflection X 14.1 (Attachmate's legacy X server). Reflection X Advantage is installed by default. If you are familiar with Reflection X 14.1 (or earlier), review this note to learn how to install Reflection X 14.1 or to get help making the transition to Reflection X Advantage.
This note includes the following information:
Note: If you currently use Reflection X 14.1 (or earlier) and you are considering migrating to Reflection X Advantage, you should install one of the Reflection 2014 products (which include Reflection X Advantage 5.0), not one of the Reflection 2011 products (which include earlier versions of Reflection X Advantage). Reflection X Advantage 5.0 includes changes that make migration from the earlier versions quicker and easier.
If you would like to continue using Reflection X 14.1, you can install it using either the Reflection X 2014 or Reflection Suite for X 2014 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 2014 and Reflection Pro 2014 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 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 2014 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 Client.
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.
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 X Manager, local settings from Reflection X version 13.x or 14.x are migrated automatically and saved to a Reflection X Advantage definition file. On this first start-up, the Import Migrated Settings and Templates dialog box opens and includes an option to import your migrated settings. This option is selected by default. Click Import to add the migrated settings to X Manager. (Your earlier version settings are not changed.)
Your earlier version client files are migrated to definitions under X Clients and/or XDMCP Connections.
To get connected:
Your earlier version server settings are migrated to a session definition named "config." This session is configured to start automatically when you start X Manager. If you created any additional X Server instances, these settings are migrated using the name you provided.
In Reflection X 14.1, clients are displayed on the Windows desktop by default and all connections can use this window mode. In Reflection X Advantage, XDMCP connections (and X client definitions that create a desktop environment) must use an X terminal desktop window. A default installation creates two sample session definitions. The "My desktop" session displays clients on your desktop (sometimes called multiple window mode). The "X terminal desktop" creates an X terminal desktop window (sometimes called single window mode).
You can use either window display mode. If you prefer to display each client in its own window, use the "My desktop" session. (Or, create a new session and select "Show clients on my desktop" in the General pane for that session.)
Migrated sessions handle window mode automatically. In most cases, your migrated X Clients are configured to use the migrated "config" session by default. However, when this server is configured to display clients on the desktop (the default), your migrated XDMCP connections are configured to use the "X terminal desktop" session instead of your migrated "config" session.
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 14.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 2014 and Reflection Pro 2014.
Search for the topic called "Feature Guide for Upgrading from Legacy Reflection X." You can find this topic in the Reflection X Advantage Help and also in the Planning and Installation Guide available from the Reflection X 2014 documentation page, http://support.attachmate.com/manuals/reflection.html?prod=RX2014.
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.
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.