XRT Installation

Install XRT Pre-requests on Deployment Server

XRT requires EPEL to install dependencies during installation process. Please use the folloing steps to install EPEL on your system if it hasn’t been installed.


If it’s on the XRT build server, EPEL should have been installed by xrtdeps.sh. This step can be skipped.

Steps for RHEL 7.x:

sudo yum-config-manager --enable rhel-7-server-optional-rpms
sudo yum install -y https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm

Steps for RHEL 8.x:

sudo subscription-manager repos --enable "codeready-builder-for-rhel-8-x86_64-rpms"
sudo yum install -y https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm

Steps for CENTOS 7.x:

yum install -y https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm

Steps for CENTOS 8.x:

yum config-manager --set-enabled PowerTools
yum install -y https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm
yum config-manager --set-enabled AppStream

Install XRT Software Stack

After XRT installation packages (DEB or RPM) are downloaded from Xilinx website or built from source, please install it with the following command

Steps for RHEL/CentOS:

sudo yum install xrt_<version>.rpm

Steps for Ubuntu:

sudo apt install xrt_<version>.deb

Steps to reinstall XRT on RHEL/CentOS:

sudo yum reinstall ./xrt_<version>.rpm

Steps to reinstall XRT on Ubuntu:

sudo apt install --reinstall ./xrt_<version>.deb


  1. If the XRT package is built locally, please make sure ERT firmware sched*.bin is built properly during build process and installed to /lib/firmware/xilinx after running the XRT installation command.

  2. Secure boot enabled machines: Need to configure system to properly load DKMS modules. Please follow method-1 from following page. You do not need to disable secure boot. First time DKMS compiles XRT (or any other third party) driver it will generate a MOK key that needs to be registered with BIOS.