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LabVIEW 2017 OPC UA Toolkit Readme

March 2017

This file contains important information about the LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit, including system requirements, installation instructions, and known issues.


Overview

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Installation Instructions

Product Security and Critical Updates

Supported Hardware

Known Issues

Accessing the Help

Finding Examples

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

Legal Information


Overview

The LabVIEW OPC UA toolkit contains the OPC UA API that was formerly part of the LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control (DSC) Module and the LabVIEW Real-Time Module. From the 2017 release, the LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit becomes a standalone product. The LabVIEW DSC Module and the LabVIEW Real-Time Module no longer contain the OPC UA API. The LabVIEW OPC UA toolkit integrates secure and reliable communications in your LabVIEW applications. The LabVIEW OPC UA toolkit incorporates a series of features for the creation of OPC UA clients, servers, and security management. In addition to the Data Access (DA) facet of the OPC UA Specifications, the LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit also adds support for the Historical Access (HA) and Alarms & Conditions (AC) facets. The LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit is compatible with both Windows and NI Linux Real-Time operating systems.

NoteYou need to use the OPC UA Runtime and activate the LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit deployment license to deploy standalone applications.

The LabVIEW 2017 OPC UA Toolkit added the following features:

System Requirements

In addition to the system requirements for the LabVIEW Development System, LabVIEW 2017 OPC UA Toolkit has the following requirements:

Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for LabVIEW 2017.

Supported Operating Systems

LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit supports the following operating systems:

Note  In 2016 LabVIEW dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use LabVIEW 2017 OPC UA Toolkit to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing LabVIEW 2017 OPC UA Toolkit, 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.

1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.2. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.

2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.

Installation Instructions

Double-click the setup.exe file in the root directory of the OPC UA Toolkit installer and follow the instructions on the screen to install the OPC UA Toolkit.

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from NI.

Supported Hardware

The LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit supports the following NI Linux Real-Time hardware models:

Known Issues

You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues in the OPC UA Toolkit.

Accessing the Help

Refer to the LabVIEW Help, accessible from Help»LabVIEW Help in LabVIEW, for information about the LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit.

Finding Examples

Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. Navigate to the Toolkits and Modules»OPC UA folder to access the examples.

You also can find the examples for the OPC UA Toolkit in the labview\examples\Data Communication\OPCUA directory.

Automating the Installation of NI Products

You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes.

If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.0, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.0 separately before you install NI software.

For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.


Legal Information

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End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices

You can find end-user license agreements (EULAs) and third-party legal notices in the following locations after installation:

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Patents

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