LightPulse Adapters lpfc
Installation Kit




This site provides an updated SUSE kernel and Broadcom Emulex lpfc driver for use with Emulex LightPulse Adapters. Version 7.0 provides updates and fixes for the full compliment of adapters including:

  • LPe12000
  • LPe16000
  • LPe31000
  • LPe32000
  • LPe35000
  • LPe36000


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3


  • x86_64


Installation Kit ISO Image
File: lightpulse_adapters_lpfc-sle12sp3-x86_64-7.0.iso · [download]
Size 405 MB
MD5 Checksum 72367011d3a14f8cf22daf6628babb94
SHA256 Checksum 6b4c80439f9b2cfa02ff1b014ffd82ffb77f753952c0ef52ae481f0096790515


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 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 5.78 MB
MD5 Checksum d3a5e1f7cf1da93ff52f32896da00437
SHA256 Checksum eea83dd37bb330802bfc982aac71097c6e51a327676f388ff51bb76f6a5d1029
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 67.2 MB
MD5 Checksum 6d14a4f33ca18e50bbb554d418196236
SHA256 Checksum 3f235ef2389a0356d7bd924b0da1a0af9e7564a67c526521e68b7b0db66d347d

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: