In response to changes in markets and technologies, the Reflection NFS Client is no longer being enhanced or developed by Attachmate. Various past products included Reflection NFS Client as a suite component. Beginning in version 14.1 of those products, the Reflection NFS Client is no longer included. This note describes the licensing and support status of the Reflection NFS Client.
Pursuant to the NFS Continuity Agreement (below), and subject to certain technical limitations, you may retain and continue to use the Reflection NFS Client. Specific Technical Limitation Note: Earlier versions of the Reflection NFS Client cannot be installed in the same directory with Reflection 14.1. For more information, see KB 7021728.
Attachmate Technical Support for Reflection NFS issues is subject to Attachmateâs product support lifecycle policies. Note: this product is no longer being developed, and no patches or fixes will be provided.
For full information regarding the product lifecycle policy and terminology, see the Attachmate Product Support Lifecycle at https://support.microfocus.com/programs/lifecycle/. Current Reflection NFS status is located at https://support.microfocus.com/programs/lifecycle/version-status.html?reflection.
Attachmate is evolving its products as the market evolves. The Reflection NFS Client is being phased out because it was designed to run on older versions of the Windows operating system and is not compatible with newer versions such as Windows 7 and Windows Vista. In addition, similar functionality is readily available from Microsoft or through alternative technologies.
NFS Continuity Agreement
Your rights to use the Reflection NFS Client in conjunction with the product release that originally included it are not impacted by the change described in this document.
If you have a current entitlement to the Reflection NFS Client as a distinct product, this agreement section does not apply to you. You may be able to purchase add-on licensing through your Attachmate sales representative.
If you previously had license rights to the Reflection NFS Client as an included component of a suite product, and if you now wish to deploy a successor release or product not including the Reflection NFS Client (while continuing to use your old Reflection NFS Client) you may do so - but only as provided below.
NFS Continuity Permission
If you have previously had license rights to Reflection NFS Client as an included component of a suite product ("Prior Product"), and if you now wish to deploy a successor release or product not including the Reflection NFS Client ("Successor Product"), you may retain and continue to use your Reflection NFS Client software with the Successor Product subject to the following:
NFS Continuity Rules
- You must have a written statement from Attachmate â for example, a release notification letter, or a published page such as https://www.attachmate.com/info/alternatives â establishing that the Successor Product is a successor to the Prior Product;
- You may deploy the Successor Product, and retain and use with that Successor Product your current Reflection NFS Client software (from the Prior Product), as if the Reflection NFS Client had been an included component of the Successor Product;
- If you purchase add-on licensing for the Successor Product, your Reflection NFS Client deployment will be covered by the add-on entitlement as if the Reflection NFS Client were part of the Successor Product; notwithstanding the foregoing, Attachmate reserves the right to strike this paragraph 3 at any time (affecting purchases after that time), without any obligation to pro-actively notify you of the change;
- If you purchase a maintenance program for the Successor Product, that program will include the Reflection NFS Client software, but the Attachmate Product Support Lifecycle status of the Successor Product will not apply to the Reflection NFS Client software;
- You acknowledge that
(i) the Reflection NFS Client will be governed by the software license agreement accompanying the Successor Product;
(ii) technical considerations may impact the manner in which you install and deploy the Reflection NFS Client with the Successor Product; for example, it may be necessary to install the Reflection NFS Client and the Successor Product in different directories, as described in KB 7021728;
(iii) the permissions granted in item (2) above do not guarantee that your Reflection NFS Client software will operate successfully with the Successor Product;
(iv) the Reflection NFS Client software is at "retired" or "discontinued" status in the Attachmate Product Support Lifecycle as shown at https://support.microfocus.com/programs/lifecycle/, and that status will not be altered by any maintenance program that you purchase for a Successor Product.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE NFS CONTINUITY RULES above, then Attachmate DOES NOT GRANT YOU PERMISSION to retain or use your Reflection NFS Client software when you deploy a Successor Product.