HPE ProLiant Gen9
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.


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

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


  • x86_64


Installation Kit ISO Image
File: hpe_proliant_gen9-sle12-x86_64-2.0.iso · [download]
Size 431 MB
MD5 Checksum cdc47f0a31171a238fd275617eb7dbbd
SHA256 Checksum 5efb87b56dfb36935109641384e59ce69ad7dfef6428979e6b566e0927be4933


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 Bootable 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 61.8 MB
MD5 Checksum 200157b85e2fc06bb8c4e8fae5798057
SHA256 Checksum 7260434cf74ac58dd8f323f3660988438f6faaca4b69022a14fc4fd6719f6399

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: