NI Software Platform Roadmap

NI invests in developing robust support for many popular operating systems. This roadmap is intended to provide a forward-looking view of support for NI software.

Operating System 2019 2020 2021 2022
H1 H2 H1 H2 H1 H2 H1 H2
Windows 11              
Windows 10
Windows Server 2019        
Windows Server 2016    
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8  
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
CentOS Stream                
CentOS Linux 8      
CentOS Linux 7
OpenSUSE Leap 15.3              
OpenSUSE Leap 15.2          
OpenSUSE Leap 15.1        
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (kernel TBD)              
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (kernel 5.8)          
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (kernel 4.15)        
NI Linux Real-Time
MacOS 11.0          
MacOS 10.15        

Notes and Caveats  

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.



The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remain at our sole discretion. This information is intended to outline our general product direction, and it should not be relied on to make a purchasing decision. As of August 13, 2021, this document is provided “as is” and is subject to being changed, without notice, in future revisions.  NI reviews this document carefully for technical accuracy; however, NI MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES AS TO THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR MODIFICATIONS THERETO.