There is an issue with the 12.3 (and earlier, I presume) drivers and HP Proliant Gen8 servers. For SUSE Enterprise Server, HP and SUSE have created an ISO image that must be loaded prior to the installation DVD:
“a workaround, HP and SUSE have created a kISO image for the customer to use in this scenario. The kISO is a special installer shim boot image that contains the patched kernel and driver update packages for the storage and network drivers.” (Advisory: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 - Installation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 Does Not Recognize the Chipset on HP ProLiant Gen8-Series Servers - c03237878 - HP Business Support Center)
Unfortunately it does not work with OpenSUSE 12.3 because it doesn’t recognize the proper signature on the installation DVD. Does anyone know of a way around this issue? One of the problems is the drivers included with 12.3 do not recognize HP’s B120i RAID controller configuration.
Thanks in advance for any help.