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AR# 63890

2015 Install - Known Issues for the Vivado 2015.x Installer


This answer record lists the known issues for the Installer in the Vivado 2015.x releases.

Each known issue includes a link to another answer record that contains additional information on the issue.

For Vivado 2014 Install Known issues see (Xilinx Answer 60122)

See (Xilinx Answer 60118) for Install trouble-shooting information for Vivado 2014 and later.

See (Xilinx Answer 60116) for the 2014.x Install Solution Center (applicable to Vivado 2014.1 and later).

For the Vivado 2015.4 Installation and release note Guide see:



Outstanding Install Issues in Vivado 2015.4

(Xilinx Answer 60088) Web Install fails on the Ubuntu 13 OS (unsupported) 
(Xilinx Answer 63883) 2015.x Vivado batch installer fails in Windows PowerShell
(Xilinx Answer 64982) Anti-virus programs may prevent install and cause a Fatal Error
(Xilinx Answer 66423) Upgrading (adding devices or software) fails after using DVD or SFD install
(Xilinx Answer 66736) After installing Vivado, when I try to update devices or uninstall, I get a message saying there is a missing msvcp110.dll

Install Issues resolved in Vivado 2015.4


Install Issues resolved in Vivado 2015.3

(Xilinx Answer 60138) Login authentication fails with the message "Warning: Unable to validate users private certificate"
(Xilinx Answer 64182) Selecting a destination directory gives the message "This tool is not versioned" if the installation directory has a trailing forward slash ('/')
(Xilinx Answer 64659) The Installation directory location is disabled when a version of DocNav has already been installed
(Xilinx Answer 64639) When I start Vivado from a shell, I see: WARNING: Default location for XILINX_VIVADO_HLS not found:
(Xilinx Answer 64686) Install - SDK web install hangs in Select module panel

Install Issues resolved in Vivado 2015.2

(Xilinx Answer 64561) Vivado install fails at immediately without a message if net.exe is not found in the system PATH
(Xilinx Answer 64640) When I start Vivado from a shell, I see: WARNING: [Common 17-204] Your XILINX environment variable is undefined

Install Issues resolved in Vivado 2015.1

(Xilinx Answer 60375) Vivado 2014.x does not have a fully productized batch install option
(Xilinx Answer 62233) Error Downloading Files: Cannot write to .../payload, if installed from a write protected area
(Xilinx Answer 62240) Vivado fails to run when installed as normal user using sudo on Ubuntu
(Xilinx Answer 62241) Running Install as Root on Ubuntu give: ERROR: Installer could not be started. Could not initialize class sun.awt.X11GraphicsEnvironment
(Xilinx Answer 63098) Vivado cannot write to the .Xilinx directory on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS (64 bit) machine when creating a project

Linked Answer Records

Master Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
63538 Vivado Design Suite 2015 - Known Issues N/A N/A
AR# 63890
Date Created 03/12/2015
Last Updated 04/18/2016
Status Active
Type Known Issues
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2015.1