SUSE Installer Update
Installation Kit

NOTE:This installer update has been superceded by the 4.0 release. It's recommended to use the 4.0 release. 4.0 installation notes




This installer update provides fixes to various issues found with the default installation medium for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 3 based products. NOTE: The images on this site only include the SUSE installer environment. To complete the installation, the original SUSE media is required in addition to to the updated installer image provided here.

The following issues are fixed with this update:

  • Installation kit is required to avoid installer crash due to qedi probe error when iSCSI offload is configured with Qlogic QL41262HMKR Mezz card.
  • Installation kit is required to enable support for FCoE Storage on Cavium or QLogic Storage Controllers with FCoE Offload.


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3


  • x86_64


Installation Kit ISO Image
File: suse_installer_update-sle12sp3-x86_64-3.0.iso · [download]
Size 382 MB
MD5 Checksum ca4aedf555bbb04e4ccd622478e95c2c
SHA256 Checksum daf84977014ea590e06d6d4bb462c62a17318886aa6008b6f642d606de7b8031


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 SP3 with Installation Kit
label install-kit
kernel linux-kit
append initrd=initrd-kit splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://installserver/SLES-12-SP3-x86_64 addon=http://installserver/kit
Kernel Image
Name linux · [download]
Size 5.74 MB
MD5 Checksum 017c59f255076ba30dcefec0f17b1cba
SHA256 Checksum 796945d81cb86e673282f0693f1c4494c046e98a0832a5afb11084fce86f9b81
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 67.0 MB
MD5 Checksum e00c279f4c5c38f535d997a37d1a6bdd
SHA256 Checksum ae99642f09eeb6052224153cb64f5c68a9352625d75e310ef9fcaaba45bb9a4e

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: