HP BL920s Gen8
Installation Kit




This installation kit contains an updated kernel as well as other updates required to fully support HP BL920s Gen8 servers running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3.


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Service Pack 3


  • x86_64


Name Size MD5SUM Download
hp_proliant_gen8_bigsmp-sle11sp3-x86_64-1.0.iso 527 MB 3724dfa1c209461638ca9f4a4d4f3668 download


Special Notes:

Serial console: add the following boot parameters during installation:

"console=ttyS0,115200 earlycon=uart8250,io,0x3f8,115200n8"

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
File Size MD5SUM Download
Kernel Image 3.77 MB 9ae0f70b2b4727ee1ba7817fe3dd4f5b linux
Initrd Image 35.0 MB 45372174c4c74298b3f1fc74b950f2f8 initrd

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