This file contains important information about NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP, including supported application software and hardware, installation instructions, and new features.
NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP contains an extensive library of VIs and properties in LabVIEW to program your customized EtherNet/IP applications for your devices.
In addition to the system requirements for the LabVIEW Development System, NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP has the following requirements:
Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for the version of LabVIEW that you run NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP on.
NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP supports the following operating systems:
Note In 2016 NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP 17.0 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP 17.0 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP 17.0, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.
For more information about the changes to our OS support for 2016, refer to KB 79UC78LS, Why Does my LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio, or TestStand Built Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Server 2003?.
Note Support for Windows 32-bit operating systems may require disabling physical address extension (PAE). To learn how this might affect your system and what actions you might need to take, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code PAESupport.
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The following table lists the application software versions, including service packs, supported by NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP. If you are not using NI application software, refer to Microsoft Visual Studio Support.
|Application Software||Versions Supported by NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP|
|LabVIEW||2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|LabVIEW Real-Time Module||2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP supports the following NI hardware products:
Before installing NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP, log on as Administrator or as a user with Administrator privileges. The NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP setup program must have Administrator privileges because the program modifies the configuration registry of your system.
Double-click the setup.exe file in the root directory of the NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP installer and follow the instructions on the screen to install NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP on the host.
Use NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) to install NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP on RT targets.
Refer to the NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP Help, accessible from Help»NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP in LabVIEW, for information about NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP.
Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. Navigate to the Hardware Input and Output»NI-Industrial Communications»EtherNet/IP folder to access the examples. You can modify an example VI to fit an application, or you can copy and paste from one or more examples into a VI that you create.
You also can find the examples for NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP in the labview\examples\ethernetip directory.
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