Broadcom Emulex LightPulse Adapters (lpfc)
Installation Kit

Kit Information

Version: 1.0


This site provides the Broadcom Emulex lpfc driver for use with Emulex LightPulse Adapters for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 5.

Version 1.0 provides support for the full complement of adapters including:

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


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 5


  • x86_64

Media Details

Installation Kit ISO Image
File: lightpulse_adapters_lpfc-sle12sp5-x86_64-1.0.iso
Size 103 MB
MD5 Checksum 642df245e15ff5921c8080dd8d943e21
SHA256 Checksum 1caba6d9b4892fc7bf4db55512442af49af5762030593e543d553e05809c8fec
Browse Media Contents Online


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 SP5 with Installation Kit
label install-kit
kernel linux-kit
append initrd=initrd-kit splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-12-SP5-x86_64 addon=http://installserver/kit

Kit Contents

Kernel Image
Name linux
Size 6.83 MB
MD5 Checksum b4a860203fb901d77663176df4af19ae
SHA256 Checksum 7109a7ba12ada1ef86fd2429db3d85b355897566996d821a4e0ff90eaef4cb7d
Initrd Image
Name initrd
Size 80.5 MB
MD5 Checksum d2512f0aff9f39d8e9003ede88f6c84f
SHA256 Checksum 5ab6422310360803c36c1b8423cf52db8bf4b05f472bbf6173fba978237913d4

Package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: