XRT Operating System Support - 2021.2 English

Xilinx Runtime (XRT) Release Notes (UG1451)

Document ID
Release Date
2021.2 English

Newly Supported Operating Systems

Support for RHEL 8.4 and Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS has been added in this release.

Removed Operating Systems

Support for CentOS 7.6, 7.7, and Ubuntu 16.04 has been removed from this release.

Operating System Support List

Operating System 1 Architecture Version
RHEL/CentOS x86_64 7.8, 7.9
8.1, 8.2
RHEL x86_64 8.3, 8.4
Ubuntu 2 x86_64 18.04.4 LTS 3 , 18.04.5 LTS
20.04 LTS, 20.04.1 LTS, 20.04.2 LTS
PetaLinux aarch64, cortexa9 2021.2
  1. All supported operating systems are tested with general access versions (GA). Ubuntu Hardware Enablement (HWE) is not supported.
  2. Ubuntu Live Patch Service might apply kernel patches automatically. XRT is not tested against live patches. To prevent compatibility issues, turn off kernel auto-upgrade.
  3. Ubuntu 18.04.4 Desktop version enables HWE by default, but the server version does not.

    For version details, refer to the Ubuntu website.

Note: During installation, the kernel-headers package is required. CentOS only provides the kernel-headers package for some releases. XRT only supports CentOS OS versions that provide kernel-headers packages.
Note: For details about Xilinx tested OS versions tested by Xilinx and their kernel versions, see the XRT 2021.2 Tested Operating Systems Answer Record.

Virtualization Support

XRT can be used in the KVM virtualization environment as the guest with all the operating systems listed in the previous table.

Operating System End-of-Life Support Notification

This is the last XRT release to support the following operating systems. XRT 2022.1 will end support for these operating systems.

Table 1. Last Supported Versions
Operating System Version
CentOS 8.x