Version Compatibility Between SystemLink Server and Client

Updated Mar 18, 2024

Reported In


  • SystemLink
  • SystemLink Server
  • SystemLink Client

Issue Details

I'm trying to connect a SystemLink Server to a SystemLink Client, and the Client version is newer than the Server version. I'm unable to get the Client to connect to the Server, is it possible that the difference between the Server and Client versions is causing the issue?


The SystemLink Server is only backward compatible with older SystemLink Clients and is not forward compatible with newer SystemLink Clients, this includes both major and minor versions of SystemLink releases. Connection issues between SystemLink Servers and SystemLink Clients of a newer version, even a minor version upgrade, are liable to be caused by the version mismatch. To address this, upgrade your version of SystemLink Server to the same version as or a newer version than your SystemLink Client, and then follow the steps outlined to set up a SystemLink Server and Client(s) for your target .

Additional Information

The SystemLink Server is backward compatible with SystemLink Clients and should be able to communicate with older SystemLink Clients up to 3 major versions ago.