HPE ProLiant Gen9
Installation Kit




This site contains an installation kit for use with installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Hewlett Packard EnterprisHewlett Packard Enterprise ProLiant Gen9 Servers. The installation kit contains updates to the SUSE Linux Enterprise kernel and Xen hypervisor as well as updated device drivers required for installation.

The installation kit is supported on the following HPE systems:

  • ProLiant BL460c Gen9
  • ProLiant BL660c Gen9
  • ProLiant DL60 Gen9
  • ProLiant DL80 Gen9
  • ProLiant DL120 Gen9
  • ProLiant DL160 Gen9
  • ProLiant DL180 Gen9
  • ProLiant DL360 Gen9
  • ProLiant DL380 Gen9
  • ProLiant DL560 Gen9
  • ProLiant DL580 Gen9
  • ProLiant ML110 Gen9
  • ProLiant ML150 Gen9
  • ProLiant ML350 Gen9
  • ProLiant XL170r Gen9
  • ProLiant XL190r Gen9
  • ProLiant XL230a Gen9
  • ProLiant XL250a Gen9
  • ProLiant XL730f Gen9


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3


  • x86_64


Installation Kit ISO Image
File: hp_proliant_gen9-sle11sp3-x86_64-1.1.iso · [download]
Size 467 MB
MD5 Checksum 5044c745aad0e4f127d6806bccbfec83
SHA256 Checksum bb3eb945043a8e0b077cb390e9046ca71871b71e585d7b63aab7914c46ba75e3


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 ./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 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 SP3 with Installation Kit
label install-gen9
kernel linux-gen9
append initrd=initrd-gen9 splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-11-SP3-x86_64 addon=http://installserver/gen9-kit
Kernel Image
Name linux · [download]
Size 3.77 MB
MD5 Checksum 084c815e932386249edf6bb06c17c7a4
SHA256 Checksum 083cd157f5d0d9f45e5858658c73f2b871ac9c97ceea004acba02c960737ed70
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 36.3 MB
MD5 Checksum 259fc8dd33fdfedbb4028458e1537fb0
SHA256 Checksum c7878a2c0c5e973d7f7b218960f7268e0a6dba1b87787a3622585212c4235c08

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: