HPE Servers Gen9
Installation Kit




This installation kit is designed for Hewlett Packard Enterprise ProLiant and Synergy Gen9 Servers. The installation kit provides updated drivers to enable the HPE systems.

The installation kit is supported on the following HPE systems:

  • ProLiant BL460c Gen9
  • ProLiant BL660c Gen9
  • ProLiant DL20 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 ML30 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 12 Service Pack 1


  • x86_64


Instllation Kit ISO Image
File: hpe_servers_gen9-sle12sp1-x86_64-1.0.iso · [download]
Size 75.3 MB
MD5 Checksum ac5a602f2fb570f5e53fc25ff7d460fd
SHA256 Checksum 61fe835313314c3b118c75b7418926c615099d2a0bf15d1cc3b9617d8cb259aa


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 SP1 with Bootable Installation Kit
label install-gen9
kernel linux-gen9
append initrd=initrd-gen9 splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-12-SP1-x86_64 addon=http://installserver/gen9-kit
Kernel Image
Name linux · [download]
Size 4.73 MB
MD5 Checksum ac4e176facf6f8e08723677460218001
SHA256 Checksum fe2fd5c2eb77d1b3e3818a0ba52fed6a8bf876b56c97e2cab4b984435cf336ee
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 48.8 MB
MD5 Checksum b9e1c8b08c85bb2754d582af358e6603
SHA256 Checksum 41d8a97a33031418588d0c864bdea7793d7aa1020abda0462ce536c44f98335c

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: