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 3


  • x86_64


Installation Kit ISO Image
File: Cisco_UCS_VIC-sle12sp3-x86_64-1.0.iso · [download]
Size 92.2 MB
MD5 Checksum 73180db5c0d4484b67426d46ce838e23
SHA256 Checksum 67d56de38b9dc9cd24a85b27146998149766e778477fe14000046f164a6306a4


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.

Example pxelinux config file section:

# Install SLES 12 SP3 with Installation Kit
label install-kit
kernel linux-kit
append initrd=initrd-kit splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-12-SP3-x86_64 addon=http://installserver/kit
Kernel Image
Name linux · [download]
Size 5.61 MB
MD5 Checksum 3997fd6a120c30e4f6a2ee405b313c90
SHA256 Checksum 37e34810735c4b703554a57ab55568ab6cc86b9194b371107e57bb32b753bf15
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 69.7 MB
MD5 Checksum 2fc752f6e7a230d69202e2ead4d8797f
SHA256 Checksum 4937acca73e9c09bbee19aabfd99f378b4104dce800c757f8860392fe1fcfdcf

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: