Reflection X 2011 R3 and R3 SP1 Supported Platforms and System Requirements
Technical Note 2632
Last Reviewed 06-Sep-2013
Applies To
Reflection X 2011 R3 or higher
Reflection Suite for X 2011 R3 or higher
Summary

This technical note lists the supported operating systems and virtualization products, as well as installation notes and system requirements, for Reflection X 2011 R3 and R3 SP1 products.

This table lists the applications available in Reflection X 2011 R3 and R3 SP1 and Reflection Suite for X 2011 R3 and R3 SP1:

Product
Reflection X Advantage 4.2 or higher *
Reflection X (Legacy) 14.1 SP2 or higher **
Reflection for UNIX and OpenVMS 2011 R3 or higher
Reflection for IBM 2011 R3 or higher
Reflection Secure FTP Client R3 (15.5)
Reflection X 2011 R3
X
X
X
 
X
Reflection Suite for X 2011 R3
X
X
X
X
X

* Reflection X Advantage 4.2 for higher or Windows is installed as part of the integrated product installation. Reflection X Advantage 4.2 or higher for IBM AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, Linux, and Mac are separate application downloads and require separate installation.

** To install Reflection X (Legacy) 14.1, you must select it from the feature tree during installation. It does not install by default. 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.

Note: If an application has support for a different operating system version than the one listed in the operating system column, it is noted under the application name.

Operating System Minimum (Recommended)
Reflection X Advantage 4.2 or higher
Reflection X (Legacy) 14.1 SP2 or higher
Reflection for IBM 2011 R3 or higher and Reflection for UNIX and OpenVMS 2011 R3 or higher*
Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (Enterprise or Ultimate) – 32- and 64-bit
X
X
X
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (Enterprise or Ultimate) – 32- and 64-bit
X
X
X
Microsoft Windows Vista Business SP2 (Enterprise or Ultimate, SP2 ) – 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 Windows Server 2008 R1 with Windows Terminal Server for multi-user environments
X
X
X
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 with Windows Terminal Server for multi-user environments
X
X
X
IBM AIX 6.1 or higher
X
 
 
Solaris 32- and 64-bit
X
 
 
Solaris SPARC 32- and 64-bit
X
 
 
HP-UX Itanium 64-bit
X
 
 
HP-UX PA-RISC 32- and 64-bit
X
 
 
Linux 32- and 64-bit **
X
 
 
Mac OS X 64-bit
X
 
 

* To use the Office integration features in Reflection 2011, Microsoft Office 2003 or higher must be installed.

** Linux platforms must support Java 7.

Supported Virtualization Products

This table lists the virtualization products supported by each application.

Virtualization Product
Reflection X Advantage 4.2 or higher
Reflection X (Legacy) 14.1 SP2 or higher
Reflection for IBM 2011 R3 or higher and Reflection for UNIX and OpenVMS 2011 R3 or higher
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 X 2011 or Reflection Suite for X 2011 as a virtual application for Microsoft App-V 4.6, see Technical Note 2514.

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 X 2011 and Reflection Suite for X 2011 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 for UNIX and OpenVMS 2011 and/or Reflection for IBM 2011, 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 2011 .NET API.

Note: The 64-bit product does not contain Reflection X (Legacy) 14.1 SP2. If you need Reflection X (Legacy):

  • For 32-bit Reflection X (Legacy), install the 32-bit Reflection X 2011 or Reflection Suite for X 2011 product.
  • For 64-bit Reflection X (Legacy), see the predecessor product on the download site and Technical Notes 2498 and 2686.

Installation Notes

This section includes additional installation notes and system requirements.

Reflection for IBM 2011 and Reflection for UNIX and OpenVMS 2011

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.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Runtime

Reflection requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Runtime. Both 32- and 64-bit versions of this prerequisite software are distributed with Reflection.

For all supported operating systems except Microsoft Server 2008, if you use the Attachmate Installation Program (setup.exe) to install Reflection, it determines whether the system has the .NET Framework, and automatically installs it if necessary. (This applies for both the Attachmate Installation Program GUI and command-line modes.)

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

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.

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

Reflection 2011 R3 or higher supports 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, using the core VBA 6.5 MSI and an appropriate language specific MSI (these MSIs are in the Prerequisites folder, in the distribution media).

Deploying MSI Files Directly

If you install Reflection directly with MSI or with a deployment tool, you must install the .NET Framework first.

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.

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)

Reflection X Advantage 4.2 or higher

Additional installation notes include:

  • The computer requirements for Reflection X domain controllers and domain nodes depend on the number and types of sessions running on the domain and how the sessions are configured.
  • 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.

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, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX:

2 GB (4 GB recommended)

Reflection X (Legacy) 14.1 SP2 or higher

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
2514 Sequencing Reflection 2011 as a Virtual Application with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) on Windows 7
2686 Reflection X 14.x Native 64-bit Support
2704 Reflection Pro 2014 and Reflection X 2014 Supported Platforms and System Requirements

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