Lenovo Servers ThinkSystem
Installation Kit




This installation kit provides kernel and driver updates for enabling Lenovo ThinkSystem servers with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2

The installation kit is supported on the following Lenovo systems:

  • ThinkSystem SD530
  • ThinkSystem SD650
  • ThinkSystem SN550
  • ThinkSystem SN850
  • ThinkSystem SR530
  • ThinkSystem SR550
  • ThinkSystem SR630
  • ThinkSystem SR650
  • ThinkSystem SR850
  • ThinkSystem SR950
  • ThinkSystem ST550


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2


  • x86_64


Installation Kit ISO Image
File: lenovo_servers_thinksystem-sle12sp2-x86_64-1.0.iso · [download]
Size 344 MB
MD5 Checksum 5a45aaa242c44206f64fb94eadf46b67
SHA256 Checksum 38af39ef55fa144791be9ef9a5d390c77dfd9e51d39c0b3fa1f8f5bb29425270


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 12 SP2 with Installation Kit
label install-kit
kernel linux-kit
append initrd=initrd-kit splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-12-SP2-x86_64 addon=http://installserver/kit
Kernel Image
Name linux · [download]
Size 5.49 MB
MD5 Checksum 17a8636db1fc961ae7fc920fbbe43eda
SHA256 Checksum d62a6ec5767b8f4a0eb8b7004a4c8e4cb6f2aad0d27ccf3f2d9ee912d349e35d
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 58.0 MB
MD5 Checksum ae763757775c9d19efc2a5800f78b85c
SHA256 Checksum cc401cf07f2395fad57e70d9b04a803917d491a42d3e82bf02a8611d46a2418f

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: