LightPulse Adapters lpfc
Installation Kit




This site provides an updated SUSE kernel and Broadcom Emulex lpfc driver for use with Emulex LightPulse Adapters. Version 9.0 provides updates and fixes for the full complement 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_64-9.0.iso · [download]
Size 395 MB
MD5 Checksum 564620e729f8e86b223d7a461f6a6349
SHA256 Checksum 594cc7bbbd474baa0739d861504d130d2f21fe1cdc69cd498c38ee8fa5121241


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 5.8 MB
MD5 Checksum ec5473654d2fdca4f60c7d2f8f86e45c
SHA256 Checksum 5df134890ac4f32b5863d49e2209c2f9a1ceb8473922f16e9da30a133a838dfd
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 68 MB
MD5 Checksum 04f1ab28ac012d42941106c2e2198790
SHA256 Checksum ca5b503588b3ecdb89015cf429906deb5cc271a0d7e6862eff52799887f0fd17

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: