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 drivers in this installation kit have been built to be compatible with kernels that address spectre v2 vulnerabilities.

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)
  • XL2x260W Gen10(Apollo W6000)
  • 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_64-4.0.iso · [download]
Size 469 MB
MD5 Checksum f76dea41a29ca66daee189378f356558
SHA256 Checksum 6ee6db1dd75851a72e74e135865cf1e327d7d4d80ba59c1fe1717f376f544336


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 3.83 MB
MD5 Checksum 6f0403cb8f8f2f80ebada09e9f07041e
SHA256 Checksum 7812248630d3a278085d0b3fa86d10ff49bb836518b1eb60997da3f9ca521a30
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 50.4 MB
MD5 Checksum 738acd2f02836d7ad1b1f60b8315fc34
SHA256 Checksum 3ba6e55894bcf821bfa62c5665a7e2e9a90e4c8eaa7d3fcd17970cc707a3a590

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: