Installation Kit




This site contains a bootable driver kit for use with installing SUSE Linux Enterprise on Cisco servers with UCS VIC hardware. The driver kit contains updated drivers required for installation.


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1


  • x86_64


Installation Kit ISO Image
File: Cisco_UCS_VIC-sle12sp1-x86_64-1.0.iso · [download]
Size 72.6 MB
MD5 Checksum dec77972f0c1348af9112f29e83bfa42
SHA256 Checksum 5347b2a865fad0b9cb40600dd40f2c83525e71d65dd771cdf8d9411f611aca86


Media installation

  1. Burn the ISO image above to an empty CD/DVD media.
  2. Start the installation using the new CD/DVD media, having the standard SUSE Linux Enterprise media at hand or a URL to a network installation server.
    • If doing a network install, enter the URL of the network install source on the boot command line using the 'install=' option.
    • If doing installation from optical media the installer will first boot from the driver kit and then ask to insert CD1 of the SUSE Linux Enterprise product.
  3. An initrd containing updated drivers will be used for installation.

PXE boot installation

  1. Download the ISO image above.
  2. Mount the ISO image for access to the contents.
  3. Copy the kernel and initrd images from the driver kit iso image to the appropriate location on your tftp boot server. The initrd and kernel image are found under the ./install/boot/x86_64/loader directory. Download links for the kernel and initrd images can also be found in the table below.
  4. Copy the contents of the ISO image to a location on your installation server. (The /boot directory may be omitted)
  5. Add the URL of the driver kit location on the installation server to the boot command of the pxelinux config file using the 'addon=' option.
  6. An updated kernel will be used for installation and installed onto the system.

Example pxelinux config file section:

# Install SLES 12 SP1 with Installation Kit
label install-kit
kernel linux-kit
append initrd=initrd-kit splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-12-SP1-x86_64 addon=http://installserver/kit
Kernel Image
Name linux · [download]
Size 4.73 MB
MD5 Checksum ac4e176facf6f8e08723677460218001
SHA256 Checksum fe2fd5c2eb77d1b3e3818a0ba52fed6a8bf876b56c97e2cab4b984435cf336ee
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 50.2 MB
MD5 Checksum aca4d77c55b8f41ada9b4723c6a48772
SHA256 Checksum 05bcdff0f2eafaa2a5c0fb371c690d1f6db5c089e002cbed2756342a0ee54802

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: