HPE Apollo 70 System
Installation Kit




This Installation Kit is required to install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3 on HPE Apollo 70 servers. The kit provides a kernel update required for proper detection of the storage devices during installation. During or after installation it is recommended to update the OS for latest security and bug fixes using the standard system update tools.


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3


  • aarch64


Installation Kit ISO Image
File: hpe_apollo_70-sle12sp3-aarch64-1.0.iso · [download]
Size 386 MB
MD5 Checksum 951a2a416a67325f7f5fd691e7db911e
SHA256 Checksum 1c8e8bd1f98bc9811f031e6a109c727307fb30e38c15cc433f3b53b9f59dc7f0


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/aarch64/ 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-aarch64 addon=http://installserver/kit
Kernel Image
Name linux · [download]
Size 15 MB
MD5 Checksum c8045a15024d0cb838f424194dbe3cb3
SHA256 Checksum f82a4ffac20bf87c75dbda2e0a364d84227591514fa36764376d80be3cece56b
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 66 MB
MD5 Checksum 71f9ad4f8b129475e7bdf77fd1cef6b1
SHA256 Checksum 8261d7e013ee3c30267d64b1be113818d46222b01347cf2ce841c1010f7d3f24

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: