NI PXI Platform Services Operating System Support

Overview

This page shows supported versions of the NI PXI hardware driver with the LabVIEW Real Time, Microsoft Windows, and Linux Desktop families of operating systems. Reference this information to ensure you install the correct version when upgrading or updating your operating system, or when migrating or porting code to a new system. Using incompatible versions may result in errors, the inability for the operating system to recognize or detect and then find a driver for your device, or missing devices (in case of Windows, in Windows Device Manager) or NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX).

Note that this article replaces KnowledgeBase 53399AQ7: Archived: PXI Platform Services Operating System Support. Some NI manuals may still reference the previous document. If you were redirected from the previous KnowledgeBase URL, please update your bookmarks accordingly.

Contents

To download the latest version of PXI Platform Services, visit the PXI Platform Services download page. 

For compatibility of earlier versions, please see the attached spreadsheet.

 

PXI and Real-Time Compatibility

Use this table to compare PXI and Real-Time Operating System Compatibility

PXI Platform Services Version LabVIEW Real-Time Version
2021 2020 SP1 2020 2019 SP1 2019 2018 SP1 2018 2017 SP1 2017 2016
21.8      
21.5      
21.0      
20.7    
20.5    
20.0    
19.5      
19.1      
19.0      
18.5          

Compatible Version

PXI and Microsoft Windows Compatibility

Use this table to compare PXI and Microsoft Windows Operating System Compatibility

PXI Platform Services Version Microsoft Windows Version Microsoft Windows Server
10 (64 bit) 10 (32 bit) 8.1 (64 bit) 8.1 (32 bit) 8 (64 bit) Server 2019 Server 2016 Server 2012 R2 (64 bit) Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
21.8            
21.5            
21.0            
20.7            
20.5    
20.0    
19.5      
19.1      
19.0      
18.5      

Compatible Version

PXI and Linux Desktop Compatibility

Use this table to compare PXI and Linux Desktop Operating System Compatibility

PXI Platform Services Version Linux Desktop Distribution
openSUSE Leap 15.2 openSUSE Leap 15.1 openSUSE Leap 15.0 openSUSE Leap 42.3 openSUSE Leap 42.2 openSUSE Leap 42.1 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop + Workstation 8.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop + Workstation 7.x Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop + Workstation 6.x Scientific Linux 6.x CentOS 8.x CentOS 7.x Ubuntu 20.04 Ubuntu 18.04
21.8              
21.5              
21.0            
19.1                  
18.1                  
18.0                  
17.5                
17.1                

Compatible Version

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