Can You Run a PC VI on a Real-Time Target in LabVIEW?

Updated Apr 30, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • CompactRIO OS for Embedded Controllers


  • NI CompactRIO

Operating System

  • NI Linux Real-Time

Programming Language

  • LabVIEW G

Issue Details

I have a LabVIEW program that I am running on my PC and would like to run it on a Linux real-time target. Can I run my regular VI on the real-time target? 


You can run a VI on a real-time target as long as if does not contain any of the unsupported features. For a list of these features, see Unsupported LabVIEW Features on NI Linux Real-Time Targets.


Additional Information

For information on setup and configuration for real-time targets, see Converting a Desktop PC to a LabVIEW Real-Time Target.

To get started with building a real-time VI in LabVIEW that includes deterministic timing, see Building a Real-Time System With NI Hardware and Software.


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