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Domain and Standalone Operating Modes

Reflection X 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.

Domain mode

Running Reflection X 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 domain, see Reflection X Domain Administration.

Feature comparison

Feature Standalone Mode (X Manager) Domain Mode (X Manager for Domains)
Support for the GNOME 3 Desktop Yes Yes
Launch and interact with an X client application Yes Yes
X session sharing Yes Yes
X11 Extensions support Yes Yes
Improved performance over slow networks Yes Yes
Integrated Secure Shell Yes Yes
FIPS 140-2 validated crypto module Yes Yes
X.509 certificate authentication Yes Yes
Native IME support Yes Yes
Centralized configuration of settings Yes
Leave and rejoin X sessions Yes
Fault tolerance for X sessions Yes
Domain authentication services Yes
Load balancing Yes
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