Reflection Pro 2014 and Reflection X 2014 Supported Platforms and System Requirements
Technical Note 2704
Last Reviewed 20-Feb-2014
Applies To
Reflection Pro 2014
Reflection X 2014
Reflection X Advantage version 5.0
Reflection X Advantage version 5.0 SP1
Summary

This technical note lists the supported operating systems and virtualization products, as well as installation notes and system requirements, for Reflection Pro 2014 and Reflection X 2014 products.

This table lists the applications available in Reflection Pro 2014 and Reflection X 2014.

Product
Reflection X Advantage 5.0 or 5.0 SP1
Reflection X (Legacy) 14.1 SP3
Reflection 2014 – UNIX and OpenVMS Host Emulation
Reflection 2014 - IBM Host Emulation
Reflection FTP Client 2014 (15.6)
Reflection Pro 2014
X*
X**
X
X
X
Reflection X 2014
X*
X**
X
 
X

* Reflection X Advantage for Windows is installed as part of the integrated product installation. Reflection X Advantage for IBM AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, and Linux are separate application downloads and require separate installation. For more information, see Technical Note 2710.

** To install Reflection X (Legacy) 14.1, you must select it from the feature tree during installation; see Technical Note 2713. For information about running both X servers on the same machine, see Technical Note 2236.

Supported Operating Systems

The following table lists the supported platforms for each application. Minimum platform requirements are listed with recommended platforms in parentheses.

Operating System Minimum (Recommended)
Reflection X Advantage 5.0 or 5.0 SP1
Reflection X (Legacy) 14.1 SP3
Reflection 2014 *
Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1Pro (Enterprise) – 32- and 64-bit
X
X
X
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 or higher (Enterprise or Ultimate) – 32- and 64-bit
X
X
X
Microsoft Windows Vista Business SP2 or higher (Enterprise or Ultimate, SP2 or higher) – 32- and 64-bit
X
X
X
Microsoft Windows XP SP3 – 32-bit only
X
X
X
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Remote Desktop Services
X
X
X
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Remote Desktop Services – 64-bit only
X
X
X
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 with Terminal Services – 32- and 64-bit
X
X
X
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, SP2 with Terminal Services – 32- and 64-bit
X
X
X
IBM AIX 6.1 or higher, PowerPC 64-bit
X
 
 
Solaris 32- and 64-bit
X
 
 
Solaris SPARC 32-bit **
X
 
 
HP-UX Itanium 64-bit
X
 
 
Linux 32- and 64-bit ***
X
 
 

* To use the Office integration features in Reflection 2014, Microsoft Office 2007 or higher must be installed.

** The Solaris SPARC 32-bit binary will run on 64-bit SPARC V9.

*** Linux platforms must support Java 7.

Supported Virtualization Products

This table lists the virtualization products supported by each application.

Virtualization Product
Reflection X Advantage 5.0 or 5.0 SP1
Reflection X (Legacy) 14.1 SP3
Reflection 2014
Citrix XenApp
X
X
X
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)
X
X
X
Microsoft Virtual PC (VPC)
X
X
X
VMware Workstation/Player
X
X
X
VMware ThinApp
X
X
X

For information about sequencing Reflection 14.x as a virtual application with Microsoft App-V 4.5, see Technical Note 2484.

Support for 64-bit Windows

Where listed in the Supported Operating Systems table, 64-bit Windows operating systems are supported. Reflection Pro 2014 and Reflection X 2014 have separate product downloads for 32-bit or 64-bit Windows. The 64-bit product contains:

  • Reflection X Advantage, a native 64-bit application that uses the 64-bit Java runtime environment (JRE).
  • Reflection 2014, with host emulation for UNIX and OpenVMS and/or host emulation for IBM, is a 32-bit application. However, the 64-bit .NET Framework Runtime is used on Windows 64-bit operating systems, which also supports native 64-bit applications calling the Reflection 2014 .NET API.

Note: The 64-bit product does not contain Reflection X (Legacy) 14.1 SP3. If you need Reflection X (Legacy):

  • For 32-bit Reflection X (Legacy), install the 32-bit Reflection X 2014 or Reflection Pro 2014 product.
  • For 64-bit Reflection X (Legacy), see the predecessor product on the download site and Technical Notes 2498 and 2686.

Installation Notes and System Requirements

This section includes additional installation notes and system requirements.

Reflection 2014

Depending on your install method (using the setup.exe Attachmate Installation Program, installing directly using MSI, or deploying from an administrative install), and the platform to which you are installing, this software is either installed or updated automatically, or you are prompted to install or perform an update.

System Requirements

Specific requirements vary based on your hardware and other software components present.

Processor

2 GHz, 32-bit or 64-bit (1.5 GHz or higher multi-core, 32-bit or 64-bit recommended)

System memory (RAM)

1 GB (2 GB recommended)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Runtime

Reflection Workspace features require the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Runtime. If you install these features and this framework is not already installed, the Attachmate Installation Program automatically installs it after the primary installation is complete. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of this software are distributed with Reflection 2014.

Note: If you are using Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R1 and the .NET Framework 4.0 is required, you will need to make sure it is installed on the server. The Attachmate Installation Program does not install .NET on this server.

If you install Reflection directly with MSI or with a deployment tool, you must install the .NET Framework first. To do this, run the executable file in the subfolder Prerequisites\DotNet40.

Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1

The Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) version 3.1 is distributed with Reflection. This is applicable to Windows XP only (Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista already include a later version).

If you use the Attachmate Installation Program (setup.exe) on Windows XP, the wizard determines whether Windows Installer 3.1 is installed, and will automatically update it if necessary.

If you install Reflection directly (with MSI), or you are deploying Reflection from an administrative install, Windows Installer 3.1 is not automatically installed on Windows XP. Although Windows Installer 3.1 is optional, you should update your version of Windows Installer to take full advantage of the features available in Windows Installer 3.1. Deploy Windows Installer 3.1 as a separate package to Windows XP workstations where it is not installed.

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

Reflection 2014 ships with Microsoft VBA 6.5. If you select to install this feature in the Attachmate Installation Program (setup.exe), it is automatically installed.

If you install Reflection directly with MSI or with a deployment tool and you want to install this feature, you must install it directly. To do this, use the core and language-specific *.msi packages in the subfolder Prerequisites\VB65.

Reflection X Advantage 5.0 or 5.0 SP1

System Requirements

Processor:

1 GHz, 32-bit or 64-bit (2 GHz or higher dual-core, 32-bit or 64-bit recommended)

System memory (RAM) depends on the operating system:

For Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, IBM AIX, Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX:

2 GB (4 GB recommended)

Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

Reflection X Advantage requires Java. If you install using the Attachmate Installation Program (setup.exe), a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is installed by default. It is also possible to configure Reflection X Advantage to use a different JRE. For details about how to configure a non-default JRE, see "Changing the JRE" in the Reflection X Advantage help.

If you install Reflection directly with MSI or with a deployment tool, you must install Java directly. To do this, use AttachmateJava.msi, in the subfolder Prerequisites\JDK.

Help Requirements

An Internet browser is required to view the application Help. JavaScript must be enabled to use navigation, search, and other Help features. Supported browsers include Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome.

Reflection X (Legacy) 14.1 SP3

Product help may not display when running Reflection X (Legacy) on Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008. See Technical Note 2294 for information about the symptom and solution.

Related Technical Notes
2236 Running Reflection X Advantage and Reflection X on the Same Machine
2294 Unable to Open Help on Windows
2484 Sequencing Reflection 14.x as a Virtual Application with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 (App-V)
2498 Reflection 14.1 Supported Platforms
2686 Reflection X 14.x Native 64-bit Support
2698 Reflection 2014 Supported Platforms
2699 Reflection 2014 and Reflection Pro 2014 New Features and Release Notes
2710 Which Products Include Reflection X Advantage?
2713 Which Products include Reflection X 14.x (Legacy)?
2717 What's Included in Reflection 2014 Products and How to Install

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