HPE ProLiant Gen9
Installation Kit

NOTE: This installation kit has been superseded by a new version found at 2.0 Installation Kit




This installation kit is designed for Hewlett Packard Enterprise ProLiant Gen9 Servers to address some multipath issues that might be encounted when attempting to install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.

The installation kit is supported on the following HPE systems:

  • ProLiant BL460c Gen9
  • ProLiant BL660c Gen9
  • ProLiant DL20 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 ML10 v2
  • ProLiant ML30 v2
  • ProLiant ML110 Gen9
  • ProLiant ML150 Gen9
  • ProLiant ML350 Gen9
  • ProLiant XL170r Gen9
  • ProLiant XL190r Gen9
  • ProLiant XL230a Gen9
  • ProLiant XL250a Gen9
  • ProLiant XL420 Gen9
  • ProLiant XL730f Gen9


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

NOTE: The installation kit is not compatible with later service packs.


  • x86_64


Installation Kit ISO Image
File: hp_proliant_gen9-sle12-x86_64-1.0.iso · [download]
Size 372 MB
MD5 Checksum 0f98fe25de74a23379b138b124865ba2
SHA256 Checksum 692cef102c14c0e79816405b4f06155b4cd2f708b6f6bfd2932593446414a8c7


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 12 with Installation Kit
label install-Gen9
kernel linux-Gen9
append initrd=initrd-Gen9 splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-12-x86_64 addon=http://installserver/Gen9
Kernel Image
Name linux · [download]
Size 4.68 MB
MD5 Checksum fb16a23ab621cdedf8d0b08c688ce39b
SHA256 Checksum 741669ad58f14fa9ce0b2b59915071a91d1951f5caf33a958812b88bdd8df10b
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 52.9 MB
MD5 Checksum 93d8d0f5c8ad53526cb1266a281346a4
SHA256 Checksum 85939627c8e122ea63294510ed1b5d407f51e8dc44d740099fc78d6ba1515850

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit:


Updates to this installation kit can be found at: updates-readme.html