LightPulse Adapters lpfc
Installation Kit




This site provides an updated SUSE kernel and Broadcom Emulex lpfc driver as for use with Emulex LightPulse Adapters.


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3


  • x86_64


Installation Kit ISO Image
File: lightpulse_adapters_lpfc-sle12sp3-x86_64-4.0.iso · [download]
Size 536 MB
MD5 Checksum d4c70db75c580e175576d3ffd12a716f
SHA256 Checksum 77256d928404ad6b11693fb65df527fbd824ea07bb4fcc700c0efd3cb0252ecb


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 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 5.77 MB
MD5 Checksum ec5473654d2fdca4f60c7d2f8f86e45c
SHA256 Checksum 5df134890ac4f32b5863d49e2209c2f9a1ceb8473922f16e9da30a133a838dfd
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 67.2 MB
MD5 Checksum 62c705c5211859cd83785d6fe63d2886
SHA256 Checksum b3556e3d93cec743a4adbd9a5e3aff46ba4f1b82115be8b2bffd76b4b3a65861

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: