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This release has been superseded by the 2.2 release.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 2.0 release:

  • Added kernel-syms and -trace flavor packages.

The installation kit is supported on the following Lenovo systems:

  • ThinkSystem SD530
  • ThinkSystem SN550
  • ThinkSystem SN850
  • ThinkSystem SR530
  • ThinkSystem SR550
  • ThinkSystem SR590
  • ThinkSystem SR630
  • ThinkSystem SR650
  • ThinkSystem SR850
  • ThinkSystem SR950
  • ThinkSystem ST550


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4


  • x86_64


Installation Kit ISO Image
File: lenovo_servers_thinksystem-sle11sp4-x86_64-2.1.iso · [download]
Size 498 MB
MD5 Checksum fff6a0c9e25ecb573920004f64b200c5
SHA256 Checksum 0f56af86f3d570b468201f7b3e7286eeac6c4605661705267dc88fef9c27c10c


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 3.90 MB
MD5 Checksum c5f3bd312213b867a5e910a20b6c0a0f
SHA256 Checksum 52812cdf715122b905e7fb3df80df6bfba469d44119901c469e0feae19fda9d3
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 42 MB
MD5 Checksum 183e70a64f1ba88c402a1ccbf61c447b
SHA256 Checksum 600f0cc22765cf2b342fffa38b7e6e6dc5718cf473a242a62f1c9f1ff4911a12

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: