Error -63101 When Deploying System Definition File in NI VeriStand

Updated May 1, 2018

Reported In


  • cRIO-9030
  • cRIO-9031
  • cRIO-9032
  • cRIO-9033
  • cRIO-9034
  • cRIO-9035
  • cRIO-9036
  • cRIO-9037
  • cRIO-9038
  • cRIO-9039
  • cRIO-9063
  • cRIO-9064
  • cRIO-9065
  • cRIO-9066
  • cRIO-9067
  • cRIO-9068
  • NI-9860
  • NI-9861
  • NI-9862
  • NI-9866


  • VeriStand 2015


  • NI CompactRIO 15.0

Issue Details

I am getting Error -63101 when I try to deploy my NI VeriStand System Definition File:
Error -63101 occurred at Project Window.lvlib:Project >> Project Window.lvlib:Command >> Project Window.lvlib:Connect to

Possible reason(s):

NI-RIO: A valid .lvbitx bitfile is required. If you are using a vaild .lvbitx bitfile, the bitfile may not be compatible with the software you are using. Determine which version of LabVIEW was used to make the bitfile, update your software to that version or later, and try again.


This error occurs when VeriStand is pointed to an Invalid bitfile.
Leave the 986x Support tab of the Port Settings blank when configuring the XNET port: 

If you are not using a 986x module, check any other bitfiles referenced in the system and remove any unused hardware from the system definition file. 

Additional Information

As of VeriStand 2015 and CompactRIO 15.0 you no longer need to compile a blank bitfile for you Linux Real-Time CompactRIO targets (cRIO-903x or cRIO-906x), in order to use NI 986x series XNET modules. 


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