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Proliant 5500 fan speed

 
David S. Zahler
Occasional Advisor

Proliant 5500 fan speed

To add to all the other fan speed posts that I've been plowing through...

I have a Proliant 5500 running W2K3 server with the latest firmware and PSP applied.

The server boots with a high fan speed and never lowers.

I can find nothing in the Web based System Management application that would alow my to lower the speed of the fans.

I even looked, as one post for another platform sugested, in the advanced settings in the system partition utilities as well as resetting NVRAM.

Any sugestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant 5500 fan speed

David S. Zahler
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant 5500 fan speed

KOV,

Unfortunatey yes to all three questions :(

I have installed SNMP and PSP 7.40A and I am running the P12 firmware V4.15A.

David
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant 5500 fan speed

Can you upload Screenshot for system management Home Page > Recovery > Environment Page?
David S. Zahler
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant 5500 fan speed

KOV,

Thanks for the help so far...

I'm sorta feeling like a twit right now. I am attaching two screen shots.

One of the main screen and one form the diagnostics. I couldn't find anything refering to "Recovery".

David
David S. Zahler
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant 5500 fan speed

Here is the second screenshot...
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant 5500 fan speed

From 2nd screenshot, speed normal Fan 1&2, with Redundancy, Fan 3&4 Used.
How you compare Sound, to other PL5500, or with previous install?

Can you pull Fan #3&4 out and leave side Panel Open and Monitor if it will kick fan in the higher speed?

Also try to Fix System Management Home Page
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=PSD_ES050114_CW01
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=PSD_ES050727_CW01
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=PSD_EM021108_CW01
or
Uninstall from Control Panel, configure SNMP and Try to Install SMHP from 7.30 release
David S. Zahler
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant 5500 fan speed

Well KOV,

One of those posts were somewhat appropriate in that I needed to set the correct community name for SNMP but nothing else has had any effect on the fans nor the display in SMH, even under the prior version. I am sure you're on the right track though.

In addition, to clarify, the fan speed does not change at all from initial power-up.

Any other ideas?

David
David S. Zahler
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant 5500 fan speed

KOV,

Okay, I've gotten the SMH running. I found anouther posting that reminded me that I needed to provide acceptable community names to SMNP (Doh!).

I am attaching the previously requested screenshot

Thanks!
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant 5500 fan speed

Good, as you see all normal, there is other way, but it might not work with PL5500 - try to boot from either Firmware CD 7.30 or 7.40, normally system management driver loaded and you can see Fan speed drops.

try to pull Redundant out and see if that make difference

how you compare to what ?
any additional PCI card Installed ?
David S. Zahler
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant 5500 fan speed

KOV,

No changes...

Rgardless of what I boot off of (W2K3 or the firmware) the fan speed remains the same. :(

All my other ProLiants come on high and then reduce their fan speed.

David
Maragua
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant 5500 fan speed

I am Certain that you did not use the smartstart for you installation. please try to download divers and utilities for the motherboard and powermanagement.

regards

Peter
David S. Zahler
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant 5500 fan speed

Peter,

I did use the SmartStart CD to setup the server and install the OS.

As I had stated above, PSP 7.4A has been installed. As far as I know, this package includes all drivers and utilities that the server would require.

If you know of a driver/utility that is not included in that distribution that would solve the problem, please let me know.

David