HPE ProLiant Gen8
Installation Kit




This site contains a bootable installation kit for use with installing SUSE Linux Enterprise on Hewlett Packard Enterprise ProLiant Gen8 Servers. The installation kit contains updates to the SUSE Linux Enterprise kernel as well as update drivers required for installation.

NOTE: The following packages have been removed from this release of the installation kit:

  • mellanox-mlnx_en-doc-1.5.7-14.1.i586.rpm
  • mellanox-mlnx_en-kmp-xen-1.5.7_2.6.32.12_0.7-14.1.i586.rpm
  • mellanox-mlnx_en-kmp-default-1.5.7_2.6.32.12_0.7-14.1.i586.rpm


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1


  • i586


Name Size MD5SUM Download
hp_proliant_gen8-sle11_sp1-i386-1.2.iso 443 MB 2fa15306b910319f4056b865a7c31561 download


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 installation 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 installation kit iso image to the appropriate location on your tftp boot server. The initrd and kernel image are found under the /boot/i586/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 installation 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 SP1 with Installation Kit
label install-gen8
kernel linux-gen8
append initrd=initrd-gen8 splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-11-SP1-i586 addon=http://installserver/gen8-kit
File Size MD5SUM Download
Kernel Image 3.03 MB 837846102603aacfc8f4a3a74dfc01a6 linux
Initrd Image 23.8 MB 364e863e95c056e74bea9e969f09de67 initrd

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: