SUSE Installer Update
Installation Kit




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 addressed with this update:

  • Enable support for installation over bonded network devices.
  • Avoid installer crash due to qedi probe error when iSCSI offload is configured with Qlogic QL41262HMKR Mezz card.
  • 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_64-4.0.iso · [download]
Size 385 MB
MD5 Checksum 33d8a019a7b76245fd7255d001f04787
SHA256 Checksum a570f167e63acbe4efab17a803d2262eff8591c7ba2ea7963fe669ee4cb6381e


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 5.77 MB
MD5 Checksum 59c7507c06a55d9f2a2dd2a45c8bd474
SHA256 Checksum d4f1881d6ea1c7b77513cdb4f3d7ece80d95102649752b86571618b085a8e949
Initrd Image
Name initrd · [download]
Size 67.1 MB
MD5 Checksum 112c234584dc551be7c2188617fdcc1e
SHA256 Checksum e40adadaff13d5831f6c197f9806affb9522a701cc51703f6ae9888d01416174

package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: