HPE Servers Gen10
Installation Kit




This driver kit is designed for Hewlett Packard Enterprise ProLiant and Synergy Gen10 Servers. The kit provides an updated storage driver 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
  • XL170r/190r (Apollo 2000)
  • XL450 (Apollo 4510)
  • XL2x260w Gen10 (Apollo W6000)
  • XL230k Gen10 (Apollo 6000)


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2


  • x86_64


Installation Kit ISO Image
File: hpe_servers_gen10-sle12sp2-x86_64-4.0.iso · [download]
Size 378 MB
MD5 Checksum 2aa282b537f0f5298043b3a3bfae5249
SHA256 Checksum 7222ac8a6254e7f6e5192e21187b7197b0472c665b42d80ceefe378e400fbdcf


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 12 SP2 with Installation Kit
label install-kit
kernel linux-kit
append initrd=initrd-kit splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-12-SP2-x86_64 addon=http://installserver/kit
Kernel Image
Name linux · [download]
Size 5.66 MB
MD5 Checksum 6c23ebb98979ecd8db46d97c6e0262fa
SHA256 Checksum 198dfa9e5938d8bc5bba0de740a6535eae56e636c996db43120f8e3f4ceee423
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 66.0 MB
MD5 Checksum 641c62660073c1e3ec3e5376470337c3
SHA256 Checksum 2632eea61e5d51452e0d809eff865a02c98c12be2e2c67548788f24acea16972

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: