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Adding the NI Device Driver DVD and Xilinx Compilation Tools DVD to a Volume License Installer



Primary Software: Other NI Software>>NI Volume License Manager
Primary Software Version: 1.0
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: Other NI Software>>NI Volume License Manager

Problem:
I have created a Volume License Installer from the NI Developer Suite CDs and I would like to add the NI Device Drivers and Xilinx Compilation Tools to the installer. What is the best way to do this?

Solution:
If you have already created a Volume License Installer (VLI) using NI Developer Suite media, you can modify the installer files to include the NI Device Drivers and the Xilinx Compilation Tools.  When selecting products to install from the VLI, users will have the option of installing NI Device Drivers and Xilinx Compilation Tools regardless or whether they have been added to the VLI.  However, adding the files to the VLI will allow users to install these products without DVDs.

For more information about creating a VLI, please refer to Creating a Volume License Installer in NI Volume License Manager.

Adding the complete Device Driver DVD to the VLI

For NI Developer Suite 2014 DS2 and earlier:

  1. Create a new folder in the _Src folder of the VLI and name it DriverDVD.
  2. Copy the contents of the NI Device Driver DVD to the DriverDVD folder.

For NI Developer Suite 2015 DS1 and later:

  1. Create a new folder in the _Src folder of the VLI and name it Device Drivers.
  2. Copy the contents of the first NI Device Driver DVD to the Device Drivers folder.
  3. Create a new folder within the Device Drivers folder and name it DVD2.
  4. Copy the contents of the second NI Device Driver DVD to the DVD2 folder.

Note: The contents of the NI Device Driver DVD include the items shown in the image below.

Adding the complete Xilinx Compilation Tools DVD to the VLI

For NI Developer Suite 2014 DS2:

  1. Create new folder in the _Src folder of the VLI and name it XILINX_DVD.
  2. Copy the contents of the Xilinx Compliation Tools DVD to the XILINX_DVD folder.

For NI Developer Suite 2015 DS1 to NI Developer Suite 2016 DS1:

  1. Create a new folder in the _Src folder of the VLI and name it Xilinx.
  2. Copy the contents of the Xilinx Compilation Tools DVD to the Xilinx folder.

Note: The contents of the NI Developer Suite 2015 Xilinx Compilation Tools DVD include the items shown in the image below.


For NI Developer Suite 2016 DS2 and later:

  1. Create 2 new folders in the _Src folder of the VLI and name them ISE and VIVADO
  2. Copy the contents of the XilinxVivado2015.4 DVD to the VIVADO folder, and the contents of XilinxISE14.7 DVD into the ISE folder
  3. Open the generated nisuite.xml and replace the following information


<distribution id="XILINX14.7">

<distId GUID="{840054C9-B65C-4D15-811D-29C7052B24DA}" languages="0009"version="16.0.0"/>

<inputRoot suiteVolume="5">_Src\ISE\</inputRoot>

 

<distribution id="XILINX2015.4">

<distId GUID="{45E7C10A-50E3-413E-8559-921CB301F446}" languages="0009"version="16.0.0"/>

<inputRoot suiteVolume="4">_Src\VIVADO\</inputRoot>


Note: The new folders in the _Src folder should look like the image below 


Note: The contents of the VIVADO and ISE folders should only include the installer files with no additional folders as seen below


Adding Specific Drivers to the VLI

If you only want a few drivers included in your VLI, use NI Batch Installer Builder. NI Batch Installer Builder lets you build customized installers that contain National Instruments software from any number of products or updates. By adding NI installers to the NI Batch Installer Builder source library, you can create build specifications that combine your installers into custom configurations that meet your needs.

After building a batch installer, you can then create a Volume License Installer using the resulting batch installer as the source.

Related Links:
KnowledgeBase 47IAHTQA: Creating a Volume License Installer in NI Volume License Manager (VLM)
KnowledgeBase 4Y8AREQX: How Can I Customize My VLI?
NI Batch Installer Builder Help: Getting Started with NI Batch Installer Builder

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Report Date: 04/03/2015
Last Updated: 10/13/2016
Document ID: 6W2GOKLS

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