HPE Servers Gen9
Installation Kit




This site contains an installation kit for use with installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Hewlett Packard Enterprise Gen9 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 Gen9
  • ProLiant BL660c 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 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
  • Synergy 480 Gen9
  • Synergy 620 Gen9
  • Synergy 660 Gen9
  • Synergy 680 Gen9


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4


  • x86_64


Installation Kit ISO Image
File: hpe_servers_gen9-sle11sp4-x86_64-1.0.iso · [download]
Size 64.4 MB
MD5 Checksum 7d46309c23ba2c2c9529877f36f77ed1
SHA256 Checksum 98f7273c5e620a52628f647fa1d69cee9b124f19c3c80982546e905c1dd49af1


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 11 SP4 with Installation Kit
label install-gen9
kernel linux-gen9
append initrd=initrd-gen9 splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-11-SP4-x86_64 addon=http://installserver/gen9-kit
Kernel Image
Name linux · [download]
Size 3.79 MB
MD5 Checksum f3311502ef0a6957e0f5a98538b67090
SHA256 Checksum aded962b1c6a62542fd79e8b083671260440e30300a1a2d826ef5e610403f061
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 37.8 MB
MD5 Checksum 23074415799558f18cfae3f44595101d
SHA256 Checksum 45475b139e721caa38c83c2ad59251b5c3ba62d6a79eb906626bcb232bd01222

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: