Upgrading from an Earlier Version

Reflection for the Web 5.x or 6.x

If an outdated version of Reflection for the Web is installed or cached on your local computers and servers, use these instructions to upgrade to the current version of Reflection for the Web. When you upgrade, it is strongly recommended that you follow the steps in the order they are presented on this page.

To upgrade from Reflection for the Web 5.x or 6.x:

  1. Uninstall Reflection for the Web 5.x or 6.x
  2. Install Reflection for the Web 9.6 Components
  3. Upgrade Outdated Files

Step 1: Uninstall Reflection for the Web 5.x or 6.x Components

Note: For all installation methods, if you used the UDC Mapping section of the Deployment Director to assign custom characters to EBCDIC values and you want to retain those mappings, copy and save the udc.xml file that is in the [Reflection management server installation]/ReflectionData/ directory.

Note: For all installation methods, if you exported keyboard map files using the Export Keymap command in the Reflection session, upgrade these files before uninstalling version 5.x or 6.x. See Upgrading External Keyboard Map Files for details.

Remove Reflection for the Web 5.x or 6.x files from your server. To uninstall a previous version:

Step 2: Install Reflection for the Web 9.6 Components

Install the Reflection for the Web 9.6 components now. When you upgrade from a previous version:

Step 3: Upgrade Outdated Files

If you installed using an automated installer:

Reflection management server and servlet runner settings have been retained. No further upgrade steps are necessary if you did not customize files or add certificates to the management server trusted list. Follow the steps below to retain customized settings or to retain imported certificates. Follow the steps below under For all installation types to upgrade JCE policy files, UDC files, other customized files, or certificates. Follow the steps in Upgrading Static Sessions to upgrade sessions that were not saved using the Session Manager or that were manually edited.

Upgrade of the security proxy server is complete. To ensure that you can edit your existing secure sessions or create new secure sessions in the Session Manager, export the security proxy server settings to the Administrative WebStation. Run the Security Proxy Wizard. Click Save to save your settings. You are prompted to export your settings to the management server. Ensure that the management server name, port, and context are correct, and then click Export.

Upgrade of the metering server is not supported by this installation process. To transfer the settings for your previous installation into your new installation, open the web.xml file in a text editor. Use this information as a reference when you configure the version 9.6 metering server using the metering configuration interface. For detailed configuration information, see Setting Up the Metering Component.

If you installed using archive files:

Ensure that these files are copied or edited correctly.

For all installation types:

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