HPE Servers Gen10
Installation Kit




This site contains an installation kit for use with installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Hewlett Packard Enterprise Gen10 Servers. The installation kit contains driver updates required to enable the HPE systems.

The installation kit is supported on the following HPE systems:

  • ProLiant BL460c Gen10
  • ProLiant DL360 Gen10
  • ProLiant DL380 Gen10
  • ProLiant DL560 Gen10
  • ProLiant DL120 Gen10
  • ProLiant DL160 Gen10
  • ProLiant DL180 Gen10
  • ProLiant DL580 Gen10
  • ProLiant ML110 Gen10
  • ProLiant ML350 Gen10
  • Synergy 480 Gen10
  • Synergy 660 Gen10
  • XL230k Gen10 (Apollo 6000)
  • XL170r/190r (Apollo 2000)
  • XL450 (Apollo 4510)


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4


  • x86_64


Installation Kit ISO Image
File: hpe_servers_gen10-sle11sp4-x86_64-2.0.iso · [download]
Size 426 MB
MD5 Checksum 8d2e568498f18362b504e0a70347b571
SHA256 Checksum 9041a4f5d26f21da75f552bfe6843f4b2e062fc44677b2dd080ce9e0cc28b493


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 SP4 with Installation Kit
label install-kit
kernel linux-kit
append initrd=initrd-kit splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-11-SP4-x86_64 addon=http://installserver/kit
Kernel Image
Name linux · [download]
Size 3.80 MB
MD5 Checksum c66ca2e7da5d5ca2028bb4747f53d73e
SHA256 Checksum 7dbe24146f753bf3029d92cdae951aa396861a05ab0020a5351941610e8e5b22
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 41.6 MB
MD5 Checksum 32dea08fabb682c9efc82397d4c4a9d2
SHA256 Checksum 1ebc70a413ecbc47eb76383b0edd0106237de25de1c7f8c719f4524e938f36ea

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: