SUSE Installer Update
Installation Kit

Kit Information




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:

  • Add support for iscsiuio to allow ARP for non-matching source and destination addresses.
  • Avoids failure of CHAP authentication and iSCSI LUN not being detected in qedi driver during installation.
  • 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 12 Service Pack 3


  • x86_64

Media Details

Installation Kit ISO Image
File: suse_installer_update-sle12sp3-x86_64-5.0.iso
Size 393 MB
MD5 Checksum 4de1e7bfff8430f30bb9b4aae8a4e326
SHA256 Checksum 5cd9fe3a54f7c711eae8f7a0fd9d03114679466f2d6e7a6e83d8e9fc74d3fffb
Browse Media Contents Online


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

Kit Contents

Kernel Image
Name linux
Size 5.78 MB
MD5 Checksum d3a5e1f7cf1da93ff52f32896da00437
SHA256 Checksum eea83dd37bb330802bfc982aac71097c6e51a327676f388ff51bb76f6a5d1029
Initrd Image
Name initrd
Size 67.2 MB
MD5 Checksum e47c44b582d68cdd7bf126a26577e94a
SHA256 Checksum f1aded2e9576c86bc67dd7fa73a082002002de874c2c9fd59c3fa41d9b96fdd7

Package names and versions

The following packages are provided with this installation kit: