This guide provides instructions on how to install the NetX I/O desktop application. For more information on how to configure and use NetX I/O, see the NetX I/O 4 User Guide. If you would like to run NetX I/O in CLI mode (headless), please see NetX I/O 4 CLI.

System requirements

  • NetX I/O is supported on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux operating systems. If you wish to use NetX I/O on Linux, you must install the NetX I/O CLI version: see NetX I/O 4 CLI.

  • The version indicated for use in NetX I/O's Help tab and the version of your NetX instance must match. NetX I/O 4 requires a NetX version of 9. 

Mac OS X

  1. To begin the installation, download the latest Mac OS installer: Product Downloads.
  2. Once you have downloaded the .pkg file, simply double-click to open and follow the prompts in the wizard to begin the installation:

  3. Once the installation has completed, click Close. You can now go into your Applications folder and double-click on NetxIO to launch the application.

Upgrading NetX I/O on Mac OS X

If you need to upgrade, repeat the process shown above.


NetX I/O requires the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable to be installed in the environment that you want to run NetX I/O in. For instructions on how to obtain this package, see

  1. To begin the installation, download the latest release of the NetX I/O Windows application: Product Downloads.
  2. You will want to run the installer as an account with administrative privileges on your machine. Double-click the exe file to begin.
  3. After the install wizard appears, you will be prompted to choose the installation location, if desired. Click Next to begin the installation.

  4. When the installation is complete, the NetX I/O application will automatically open. A shortcut will be placed on the desktop for future access.

Upgrading NetX I/O on Windows

If you need to upgrade NetX I/O, simply download the new installer and run it. It will upgrade the previous version automatically.


  • If you receive the following error during installation, it means that you do not have Visual C++ Redistributable installed. Close the installation, install the package as described above, and restart the installation.