NI Supported Operating Systems Roadmap

Operating System20232024
Windows 11      
Windows 10        
Windows Server 2022      
Windows Server 2019        
Windows Server 2016        
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9       
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8        
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7        
CentOS Stream        
CentOS Linux 8        
CentOS Linux 7        
OpenSUSE next       
OpenSUSE Leap 15.5      
OpenSUSE Leap 15.4       
OpenSUSE Leap 15.3       
OpenSUSE Leap 15.2        
OpenSUSE Leap 15.1        
Ubuntu 24.04 LTS (kernel TBD)       
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (kernel 5.15)       
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (kernel 5.13)       
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (kernel 5.8)        
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (kernel 5.4)        
NI Linux Real-Time        
MacOS 12      
MacOS 11.0        
MacOS 10.15        


Roll-out period. Partially supported.

Notes and Caveats  

When an OS is introduced, support is added gradually as various products release new versions that include the new OS support. These periods are shown in the chart as "Roll Out."


Detailed information about which OS versions are supported by NI products are included in the Release Notes for your specific product version.


Linux Distributions are validated with their default Linux kernel. However, NI products use Dynamic Kernel Module Support (DKMS), which enables customers to upgrade to newer kernels.


NI software products have standard life cycle policies that define release frequency and support. 


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