HP Z440 Z640 Z840
Bootable Driver Kit




This driver kit provides an updated kernel required enable the on board network interface controller as well as an update to the driver packages to enable the optional WLAN adapters from HP.


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3


  • x86_64


Driver Kit ISO Image
File: hp_z440_z640_z840-sle11sp3-x86_64-1.0-3.iso · [download]
Size 447 MB
MD5 Checksum 7cefc2a4bae4ead0f03e45ccecabb89d
SHA256 Checksum d51929aa4c977536a00e3fbfe492f5793c7071b2d52caa74560b6d0b028a7d8f


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 11 SP3 with Bootable Driver Kit
label install-bdk
kernel linux-bdk
append initrd=initrd-bdk splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-11-SP3-x86_64 addon=http://installserver/bdk
Kernel Image
Name linux · [download]
Size 3.78 MB
MD5 Checksum ad57e6ed229df5fc0d119a309eb2c268
SHA256 Checksum ea41e2f3f7e0e7a0984b3f89ea39cc24bef713c96708ecbc6d57cc0ee1e20e19
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 34.8 MB
MD5 Checksum e2347f9e5ad2ad9a50cfd088b471a1da
SHA256 Checksum 99125c0356af1f6c7398b0ebdc7ecf97df5f2ec7f1ba7ee22dd1acf1be38ea58

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