The Lenovo Servers ThinkSystem
Installation Kit




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.

Changes compared to 2.1 release:

  • Kernel Modules built with retpoline support.

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_64-2.2.iso · [download]
Size 499 MB
MD5 Checksum 304bb0a7450f0c8cd98a7d0c90fe8519
SHA256 Checksum b4cf49012e8eb46c06057f6b4d0bd3affbc47c87c5ee51246f2dca0cffc6fe2d


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 3.83 MB
MD5 Checksum 6f0403cb8f8f2f80ebada09e9f07041e
SHA256 Checksum 7812248630d3a278085d0b3fa86d10ff49bb836518b1eb60997da3f9ca521a30
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 40.6 MB
MD5 Checksum bdf54766b1345b1315600c64154f9eab
SHA256 Checksum 2647df5a12f6d46ad76cd5300846b9a8c92d692c3e57a41ce1ccf699a66bb0cc

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: