This file contains installation instructions and compatibility information for NI Linux RT System Image.
You can find more release information on ni.com.
If you plan to use LabVIEW NXG, refer to LabVIEW NXG Support and Considerations.
The NI Linux RT System Image is utility software that includes the system image required for formatting and provisioning most NI real-time controllers to run the NI Linux Real-Time OS. You must update the system image to install the latest drivers to your NI real-time controller.
Installing NI Linux RT System Image 21.3 should meet the requirements for LabVIEW and the LabVIEW Real-Time Module. Refer to the LabVIEW and LabVIEW Real-Time Module release notes for more information.
NI Linux RT System Image 21.3 supports the following operating systems:
Note NI Linux RT System Image no longer supports Windows Vista/XP/7/8, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, or any 32-bit Windows operating system. NI Linux RT System Image 21.3 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use NI Linux RT System Image 21.3 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing NI Linux RT System Image 21.3, 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, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
NI Linux RT System Image 21.3 supports the following application software versions, including service packs.
|Application Software||Versions Supported|
|LabVIEW||LabVIEW 2019 SP1, LabVIEW 2020 SP1, LabVIEW 2021|
Download the NI Linux RT System Image installer from ni.com/downloads. NI software includes NI Package Manager to handle the installation. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using NI Package Manager.
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The following list details the hardware models supported in NI Linux RT System Image 21.3.
Refer to NI Linux Real-Time Operating System PXI Hardware Support for support information for your PXI hardware.
The following sections detail considerations for using LabVIEW NXG 5.1 with NI Linux RT System Image 21.3.
Software support for LabVIEW NXG differs in the following ways:
NI Linux RT System Image 21.3 supports the following devices in LabVIEW NXG 5.1.
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NI Linux RT System Image no longer supports Windows Vista/XP/7/8.x, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, or any 32-bit Windows operating system. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, may not install or execute correctly on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit http://www.ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
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