Lenovo Servers ThinkSystem
Installation Kit


This release has been superseded by the 2.2 release. It is recommended to use the latest release.



This installation kit provides kernel and driver updates for enabling Lenovo ThinkSystem servers with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4

Changes compared to 1.0 release:

  • Updated broadcom-bnxt_en driver from version 1.7.9 to version 1.7.25
  • Added mlnx-en drivers

The installation kit is supported on the following Lenovo systems:

  • ThinkSystem SR630
  • ThinkSystem SR650
  • ThinkSystem SR530
  • ThinkSystem SR550
  • ThinkSystem ST550
  • ThinkSystem SR850
  • ThinkSystem SN550
  • ThinkSystem SN850
  • ThinkSystem SD530


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4


  • x86_64


Installation Kit ISO Image
File: lenovo_servers_thinksystem-sle11sp4-x86_64-2.0.iso · [download]
Size 420 MB
MD5 Checksum 0c21ce7eb9736ef1bbe3b91553f2faec
SHA256 Checksum cc01a4fe495ff1dc823a0b1924910c546d27cf5d1f200eb9af60daa8853ec592


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 730c2c222def5d79dd45130dd1eb20bc
SHA256 Checksum da0ec1ddc8aa338f48be577671c8757770d39446328fd5674eed3d1786994225
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 41.2 MB
MD5 Checksum 0fde2aa2f254dded9a28348e8aa40a13
SHA256 Checksum 90b6977187e0d381c0914b683bd563994dbf2cd82454bbbb7c898d76168dc488

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: