Emulex Adapters
Bootable Driver Kit




This site provides updated drivers for use with Emulex adapters.


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12


  • x86_64


Driver Kit ISO Image
File: Emulex_Adapters-sle12-x86_64-1.1.iso · [download]
Size 103 MB
MD5 Checksum 6744278c6d9e7cfe01e7092b9323d8bf
SHA256 Checksum 0fd20eba2a248d876af5b690a8fb132d68baf90821f2c33b0eaf8eb902b88725


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.

DUD installation

  1. Burn ISO image above to an empty CD/DVD media or copy the contents to a USB stick.
  2. Start the installation using the standard SUSE Linux Enterprise media, having the DUD media or USB stick at hand.
  3. At the initial installation boot screen press F5 and select Yes.
  4. When the installer requests the driver update media, insert the DUD media or USB stick and select the appropriate device from the device list.
  5. After installing the DUD repeat the process for further DUDs or select "Back" to continue the 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 with Bootable Driver Kit
label install-bdk
kernel linux-bdk
append initrd=initrd-bdk splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-12-x86_64 addon=http://installserver/bdk
Kernel Image
Name linux · [download]
Size 4.66 MB
MD5 Checksum 7720bab96a0eef99491ea4a686dc38bc
SHA256 Checksum 1b67bf5a445219c7f0eee6bcb9beb4980d6e282235e20336bbedd38186db9a88
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 49.3 MB
MD5 Checksum 75459d38f680edc3055fa50bd44daab2
SHA256 Checksum c41722fbd08bea86d5938c55334c67cef3d9d163f2cd52067d7a69fa2620a5ec

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this driver kit:


Updates to this driver kit can be found at: updates-readme.html