Installation Requirements

The Vitis software platform consists of an integrated development environment (IDE) for interactive project development, and command-line tools for scripted or manual application development. The Vitis software platform also includes the Vivado® Design Suite for implementing the kernel on the target device, and for developing custom hardware platforms.

Note: Windows OS support is limited to the Vitis embedded software development flow. The acceleration features in the Vitis software platform are not supported.

Some requirements listed here are only required for software acceleration features, but not for embedded software development features. Xilinx recommends installing all the required packages to have the best experience with the Vitis software platform.

To install and run on a computer, your system must meet the following minimum requirements.

Table 1. Application Acceleration Development Flow Minimum System Requirements
Component Requirement
Development

(Build Machine OS)

Deployment (Host OS)

Enabled via XRT

Operating System Linux, 64-bit:
  • RHEL/CentOS 7.4, 7.5, and 7.6
  • Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS, 16.04.6 LTS, 18.04.1 LTS, 18.04.2 LTS
  • Amazon Linux 2 AL2 LTS
For on-premise acceleration (Alveo Data Center accelerator cards):
  • RHEL/CentOS 7.4. 7.5, 7.6
  • Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS,16.04.6 LTS, 18.04.1 LTS, 18.04.2 LTS
  • Amazon Linux 2 AL2 LTS
For edge acceleration (embedded platforms):
  • PetaLinux 2020.1
System Memory For Alveo cards: 64 GB (80 GB is recommended)

For embedded: 32 GB

Internet Connection Required for downloading drivers and utilities.
Hard disk space 100 GB
Table 2. Embedded Software Development Flow Minimum System Requirements
Component Requirement
Development

(Build Machine OS)

Deployment(Host OS)

Enabled via XRT

Operating System

Linux, 64-bit:

  • RHEL/CentOS 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7 and 8.1: 64-bit
  • Amazon Linux 2 AL2 LTS: 64-bit
  • Ubuntu 16.04.5, 16.04.6, 18.04.1, 18.04.2, 18.04.3 and 18.04.4 LTS: 64-bit
    Note: Additional library installation required.
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 12.4: 64-bit

Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise versions 1809, 1903 and 1909: 64-bit

PetaLinux 2020.1
System Memory 32 GB (64 GB is recommended)
Internet Connection Required for downloading drivers and utilities.
Hard disk space 100 GB