Operating Modes: Domain vs. Standalone

Reflection X Advantage can be operated in either "Standalone" or "Domain" mode.

Standalone mode

Standalone mode is provided by a single application—X Manager, which is installed by default. In this mode you use one application, X Manager to access X hosts and clients, configure and share sessions, and monitor session status — all from your own desktop. For a quick introduction to client and session configuration, see Getting Started.

Domain mode

Running Reflection X Advantage in Domain mode provides access to all the features in standalone mode, and also provides access to additional domain services. Domain administrators run the X Administrative Console to configure and manage Reflection X domains, and to handle load balancing, optimizing performance for a group of X sessions. Domain users run X Manager for Domains to access X hosts and clients. These applications connect to a central domain controller, which runs the Reflection X service and stores session definitions in a shared database. As an authorized domain user, you can start, join, leave, and share a running X session. You can use all public definitions created by administrators, as well as create private definitions available only to you. For information on setting up and configuring a Reflection X Advantage domain, see Reflection X Advantage Domain Administration.

Feature comparison

 

Standalone Mode
(X Manager)

Domain Mode
(X Manager for Domains)

Launch and interact with an X client application

        X

        X

 

XDMCP

        X

        X

 

X session sharing

        X

        X

 

X11 Extensions support

        X

        X

 

Improved performance over slow networks

        X

        X

 

Integrated Secure Shell

        X

        X

 

FIPS 140-2 support

        X

        X

 

X.509 certificate authentication

        X

        X

 

Native IME support

        X

        X

 

Centralized configuration of settings

 

        X

 

Leave and rejoin X sessions

 

        X

 

Fault tolerance for X sessions

 

        X

 

Domain authentication services

 

        X

 

Load balancing

 

        X

 

Related Topics

Remote Session Services in Standalone X Manager

Domain Administration