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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Welcome to HPE Servers OS Matrix for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES).

The matrix below outlines the minimum version of SLES required for installation on HPE Server platforms. Important information needed for OS installation are notated via footnotes when applicable. Please click on the Notes hyperlink to view. Please note that the OS versions listed below are the minimum required for OS installation. Later Service Pack releases may also be used unless a maximum service pack version has been specified for a platform.

Customers looking for SUSE certification bulletins for HPE Server products should visit the SUSE YES CERTIFIED website.

DL
Product Processor Series Minimum Required SLES Version Installation Notes
SLES12 SLES15
DL20 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-v5 Series Initial Release 1 Notes
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-v6 Series SP1
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
DL20 Gen10 Intel® Xeon® Processor E-2100 Series SP3 Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E-2200 Series Initial Release
DL60 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release
DL80 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release
DL120 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release
DL160 Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Series Initial Release
DL160 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release
DL160 Gen10 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2 1 Notes
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP4
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
DL180 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release
DL180 Gen10 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2 1 Notes
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP4
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
DL320e Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-v2 Series Initial Release
DL320e Gen8 v2 Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-v3 Series Initial Release
DL325 Gen10 AMD EPYC™ 7xx1 Series Processors SP3 1 Initial Release Notes
AMD EPYC™ 7xx2 Series Processors SP4 2 SP1 3
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
2 HPE recommends using kernel version 4.12.14-95.19 or later for full support of AMD EPYC™ 7xx2 Series Processors.
3 For SLES15 SP1, HPE recommneds using kernel version 4.12.14-197.4.1 or later in support of AMD EPYC™ 7xx2 Series Processors.
DL325 Gen10 Plus AMD EPYC™ 7xx2 Series Processors SP4 1 SP1 1 Notes
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
DL360e Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v2 Series Initial Release
DL360p Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v2 Series Initial Release
DL360 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release Initial Release
DL360 Gen10 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2 1 Initial Release Notes
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 2 Initial Release
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
2 SLES12 SP4 is the minimum for servers installed with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory.
DL380e Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v2 Series Initial Release
DL380p Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v2 Series Initial Release
DL380 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release Initial Release
DL380 Gen10 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2 1 Initial Release Notes
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 2 Initial Release
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
2 SLES12 SP4 is the minimum for servers installed with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory.
DL385p Gen8 AMD Opteron™ 63xx Series Processors Initial Release
DL385 Gen10 AMD EPYC™ 7xx1 Series Processors SP3 1 Initial Release Notes
AMD EPYC™ 7xx2 Series Processors SP4 2 SP1 3
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
2 HPE recommends using kernel version 4.12.14-95.19 or later for full support of AMD EPYC™ 7xx2 Series Processors.
3 For SLES15 SP1, HPE recommneds using kernel version 4.12.14-197.4.1 or later in support of AMD EPYC™ 7xx2 Series Processors.
DL385 Gen10 Plus AMD EPYC™ 7xx2 Series Processors SP4 1 SP1 1 Notes
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
DL560 Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v2 Series Initial Release
DL560 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series SP1
DL560 Gen10 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2 1 Initial Release Notes
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 2 Initial Release
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
2 SLES12 SP4 is the minimum for servers installed with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory.
DL580 Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-v2 Series Initial Release
DL580 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-v4 Series SP1
DL580 Gen10 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2 1 Initial Release Notes
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 2 Initial Release
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
2 SLES12 SP4 is the minimum for servers installed with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory.
ML & MicroServer
Product Processor Series Minimum Required SLES Version Installation Notes
SLES12 SLES15
ML10 v2 Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 Series Initial Release
ML10 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-v5 Series SP1
ML30 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-v5 Series Initial Release 1 Notes
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-v6 Series SP1
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
ML30 Gen10 Intel® Xeon® Processor E-2100 Processors SP3 Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E-2200 Processors Initial Release
ML110 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release
ML110 Gen10 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2 1 Initial Release Notes
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 Initial Release
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
ML150 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release
ML310e Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-v2 Series Initial Release
ML310e Gen8 v2 Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-v3 Series Initial Release
ML350e Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Series Initial Release
ML350e Gen8 v2 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v2 Series Initial Release
ML350p Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v2 Series Initial Release
ML350 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release
ML350 Gen10 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2 1 Initial Release Notes
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 Initial Release
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
MicroServer Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 Series Initial Release
CL
Product Processor Series Minimum Required SLES Version Installation Notes
SLES12 SLES15
CL2100 Gen10* 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2
SP3
Notes
Notes
* Only the OS versions listed are tested on the HPE Cloudline server (no future updated OS releases are planned).
CL2200 Gen10* 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2
SP3
Notes
Notes
* Only the OS versions listed are tested on the HPE Cloudline server (no future updated OS releases are planned).
CL2600 Gen10* 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 1 Notes
Notes
* Only the OS versions listed are tested on the HPE Cloudline server (no future updated OS releases are planned).
1 HPE OEM SLES licenses are not available for this server.
CL2800 Gen10* 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 1 Notes
Notes
* Only the OS versions listed are tested on the HPE Cloudline server (no future updated OS releases are planned).
1 HPE OEM SLES licenses are not available for this server.
CL3150 Gen10* AMD EPYC™ 7601 Series SP2 1
SP3 1
Notes
Notes
* Only the OS versions listed are tested on the HPE Cloudline server (no future updated OS releases are planned).
1 HPE OEM SLES licenses are not available for this server.
CL5200 Gen9* Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release Notes
Notes
* Only the OS versions listed are tested on the HPE Cloudline server (no future updated OS releases are planned).
Synergy
Product Processor Series Minimum Required SLES Version Installation Notes
SLES12 SLES15
480 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-v4 Series SP1 1 Initial Release Notes
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
480 Gen10 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2 1 Initial Release Notes
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 2 Initial Release
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
2 SLES12 SP4 is the minimum for servers installed with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory.
620 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-v4 Series SP1 1 Notes
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
660 Gen10 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2 1 Initial Release Notes
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 2 Initial Release
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
2 SLES12 SP4 is the minimum for servers installed with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory.
680 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-v4 Series SP1 1 Notes
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
BL & WS
Product Processor Series Minimum Required SLES Version Installation Notes
SLES12 SLES15
BL420c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v2 Series Initial Release
BL460c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v2 Series Initial Release
BL460c Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release Initial Release
BL460c Gen10 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2 1 Initial Release Notes
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 Initial Release
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
BL465c Gen8 AMD Opteron™ 63xx Series Processors Initial Release
BL660c Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v2 Series Initial Release
BL660c Gen9 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release
Apollo
Product Processor Series Minimum Required SLES Version Installation Notes
SLES12 SLES15
AR44z Gen10 (Apollo 70) Marvel ThunderX2® Processors SP3 for ARM 1 Initial Release for ARM Notes
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
AR64z Gen10 (Apollo 70) Marvel ThunderX2® Processors SP3 for ARM 1 Initial Release for ARM Notes
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
sx40 (Apollo 10) 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2 Initial Release
XL170r Gen9 (Apollo 2000) Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release
XL170r Gen10 (Apollo 2000) 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2 1 Initial Release Notes
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 Initial Release
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
XL190r Gen9 (Apollo 2000) Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release
XL190r Gen10 (Apollo 2000) 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2 1 Initial Release Notes
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 Initial Release
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
XL2x260w Gen10 (Apollo W6000) Intel® Xeon® Phi™ Processor SP3
XL220a Gen8 v2 (Apollo 6000) Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-v3 Series Initial Release
XL230a Gen9 (Apollo 6000) Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release
XL230k Gen10 (Apollo 6000) 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2 1 Initial Release Notes
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 Initial Release
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
XL250a Gen9 (Apollo 6000) Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release
XL260a Gen9 (Apollo 6000) Intel® Xeon® Phi™ Processor SP2
XL270d Gen9 (Apollo 6500) Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series SP1
XL270d Gen10 (Apollo 6500) 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 Initial Release
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 Initial Release
XL420 Gen9 (Apollo 4200) Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release
XL420 Gen10 (Apollo 4200) 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 Initial Release
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 Initial Release
XL450 Gen9 (Apollo 4500) Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release
XL450 Gen10 (Apollo 4510) 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2 1 Notes
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP3 Initial Release
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Server Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
XL730f Gen9 (Apollo 8000) Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v3 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v4 Series Initial Release
SL
Product Processor Series Minimum Required SLES Version Installation Notes
SLES12 SLES15
SL210t Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v2 Series Initial Release
SL230s Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v2 Series Initial Release
SL250s Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v2 Series Initial Release
SL270s Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v2 Series Initial Release
SL4540 Gen8 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Series Initial Release
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-v2 Series Initial Release
Mission Critical Solutions
Product Processor Series Minimum Required SLES Version Installation Notes
SLES12 SLES15
BL920s Gen8 (Superdome X) Intel® Xeon® E7-v2 Processor Series Initial Release 1 Notes
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Integrity Superdome X Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
BL920s Gen9 Intel® Xeon® E7-v3 Processor Series Initial Release 1 Notes
Intel® Xeon® E7-v4 Processor Series SP1 1
Notes
1 This system requires a special SLES kernel for initial install. Please see the HPE Integrity Superdome X Installation Kit for details and installation notes.
MC990 X Intel® Xeon® E7-v4 Processor Series Initial Release Initial Release
Superdome Flex 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP2 1 Initial Release Notes
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors SP4 Initial Release
Notes
1 For optimum system performance HPE recommends updating to kernel update 4.4.74-92.29.1 or later available from download.suse.com.
Edgeline
Product Processor Series Minimum Required SLES Version Installation Notes
SLES12 SLES15
m510 (EL1000/EL4000) Intel® Xeon® Processor D Series SP1 1 Initial Release Notes
Notes
1 SLES12 SP1 requires the SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 1 Installer Update v2.0.
m710x (EL1000/EL4000) Intel® Xeon® E3-v5 Processor Series SP1 1 Initial Release Notes
Notes
1 SLES12 SP1 requires the SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 1 Installer Update v2.0.
Moonshot
Product Processor Series Minimum Required SLES Version Installation Notes
SLES12 SLES15
m300 Server Cartridge Intel® Atom™ Processor C2750 Initial Release
m350 Server Cartridge Intel® Atom™ Processor C2730 Initial Release
m510 Server Cartridge Intel® Xeon® Processor D Series SP1 1 Notes
Notes
1 SLES12 SP1 requires the SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 1 Installer Update v2.0.
m710 Server Cartridge Intel® Xeon® E3 v3 Processor Series Initial Release
m710p Server Cartridge Intel® Xeon® E3 v4 Processor Series Initial Release
m710x Server Cartridge Intel® Xeon® E3 v5 Processor Series SP1 1 Notes
Notes
1 SLES12 SP1 requires the SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 1 Installer Update v2.0.