Supported Platforms and System Requirements - Reflection Desktop Pro and Reflection Desktop for X
Technical Note 2833
Last Reviewed 02-May-2017
Applies To
Reflection Desktop for X version 16.0 or higher
Reflection Desktop Pro version 16.0 or higher
Summary

This technical note lists the supported operating systems and virtualization products, as well as installation notes and system requirements.

For information about:
See Tech Note:
Applications included with Reflection Desktop for X and Reflection Desktop Pro
2828
How Reflection X Advantage is installed
2710
How to install Reflection X (Legacy) 14.1
2713
Running both X servers on the same system
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 5.1
Reflection X (Legacy) 14.1 SP5
Reflection Workspace*
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 32- and 64-bit
Yes
No
Yes
Microsoft Windows 8.1Pro (Enterprise), 32- and 64-bit
Yes
Yes
Yes
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 or higher (Enterprise or Ultimate), 32- and 64-bit
Yes
Yes
Yes
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 with Remote Desktop Services, for multi-user environments
No
No
Yes (16.1 and higher)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Remote Desktop Services
Yes
Yes
Yes
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Remote Desktop Services, 64-bit only
Yes
Yes
Yes
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R1 SP2 with Terminal Services, 32- and 64-bit
Yes
Yes
Yes
IBM AIX 6.1 or higher, PowerPC 64-bit
Yes
No
No
Solaris on Intel, 64-bit
Yes
No
No
Solaris on SPARC, 64-bit
No
No
No
HP-UX Itanium, 64-bit
Yes
No
No
Linux, 32- and 64-bit **
Yes
No
No

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

** Linux platforms must support Java 8.

Windows 10 “Windows as a Service” Support Statement

Reflection Desktop for X and Reflection Desktop Pro are supported on the following editions of Windows 10: Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Pro, and Windows 10 Enterprise. Reflection Desktop for X and Reflection Desktop Pro are supported on the in-market supported servicing branches (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-info.aspx) of Windows 10 including: Current Branch, Current Branch for Business, and Long-Term Servicing branches.

Supported Virtualization Platforms

Applications are supported on the following virtualization platforms:

  • Citrix XenApp

Note: Reflection Desktop TouchUx User Interface Mode is supported with Citrix 6.5 or higher. Reflection is supported only on Citrix versions currently supported by Citrix.

  • Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)
  • VMware Workstation/Player
  • VMware ThinApp

Support for 64-bit Windows

Where listed in the Supported Operating Systems table, 64-bit Windows operating systems are supported. Reflection Desktop Pro and Reflection Desktop for X have separate 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 Desktop (Reflection Workspace), 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 Desktop .NET API.

Note: The 64-bit product does not contain Reflection X (Legacy) version 14.x. 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 Desktop 16.0 or greater (Reflection Workspace)

System Requirements

Processor:

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

System memory (RAM):

2 GB

For information about Microsoft .NET Framework Runtime and Microsoft VBA prerequisites, see Technical Note 2809.

Reflection X Advantage 5.1 or greater

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):

2 GB (4 GB recommended)

Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

Reflection X Advantage requires Java. If you install using the Setup 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 on Windows directly with MSI or with a deployment tool, you must install Java directly. To do this, use MicroFocusJava.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 SP5

Product help may not display when running Reflection X (Legacy) on newer Windows platforms. See Technical Note 2294 for information.

Related Technical Notes
2236 Running Reflection X Advantage and Reflection X on the Same Machine
2294 Unable to Open Help on Windows
2498 Reflection 14.1 Supported Platforms
2686 Reflection X 14.x Native 64-bit Support
2710 Which Products Include Reflection X Advantage?
2713 Which Products include Reflection X 14.x (Legacy)?
2734 How to Update Java Using the Micro Focus Installation Package
2740 How to Update Java used by Reflection X Advantage on UNIX Systems
2809 Reflection Desktop Supported Platforms
2828 What's in Each Reflection Desktop Edition?
2830 Reflection X Advantage 5.1 - New Features and Release Notes

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