VeriStand Life Cycle Policy

Through the VeriStand Life Cycle Policy, you can access guidelines for better understanding and use of your product investment. This policy should help you answer common questions, such as When should I upgrade? What VeriStand versions are supported? What support should I expect for VeriStand versions? and so on. In addition, the VeriStand Life Cycle Policy helps you plan migrations and maximize your resources.

VeriStand Life Cycle Policy Phases

Version 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
VeriStand 2011                  
VeriStand 2012                  
VeriStand 2014                  
VeriStand 2015                  
  •   Current Release Support
  •   Mainstream Support
  •   Extended Support

VeriStand Life Cycle Policy

  Current Release Support Mainstream Support Extended Support
Technical Support
Online technical support, including KnowledgeBase, online forums, white papers, NI Developer Zone, and more
Access to paid technical support programs, including support-only and Standard Service Program (SSP) -1
VeriStand patches at NI discretion (small, off-cycle fixes) -
Product available for purchase
(upon request)

1 Available through long-term service contract


VeriStand will drop support for Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003 as of July 1, 2016. Versions of VeriStand that ship after July 1, 2016, will not install or run on Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2003. For detailed information on this change, please visit National Instruments Support Life Cycle for Windows XP/Vista/Server 2003.


For Additional Information on Service and Support

Contact NI Global Services for more information and access to additional services designed to meet needs throughout the application life cycle – from planning and development to deployment and ongoing maintenance.

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