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 2


  • x86_64


Installation Kit ISO Image
File: Cisco_UCS_VIC-sle12sp2-x86_64-1.0.iso · [download]
Size 78.8 MB
MD5 Checksum 2fe07c878102e38fd3e89d91437067a8
SHA256 Checksum d4833815d677a2de3282c7e883acf7a687d380472b9c156fb3ffc3bf4733bf33


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 SP2 with Installation Kit
label install-kit
kernel linux-kit
append initrd=initrd-kit splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-12-SP2-x86_64 addon=http://installserver/kit
Kernel Image
Name linux · [download]
Size 5.48 MB
MD5 Checksum 4da541cb769658849bdaba2a13b79282
SHA256 Checksum 62a5e6241d37def6ef644c079a35bb9f9e529ab6497850519157d47b0841e842
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 57.0 MB
MD5 Checksum b0aaabe086de40d6f52ee20d778a0cb8
SHA256 Checksum fe24ddc8c7fdf530a0076892ed7653aba6d0665f22503e49302db13686feaf48

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: