DL180 Gen 9

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DL180 Gen 9

Good day guys!


I have a DL180 Gen9 that we are using for a student project.  I know there are well known issues with fan speeds in the DL 180 G9, but I was wondering if there is any way that we can address it further. The server is fully updated, so now the fan speed is stuck in the mid 30% if I add a GPU or 10Gb NIC, but I was hoping to lower this more.  Without the cards inserted, the fans are barely audible.

I know this isn't exactly a supported configuration, but please could someone assist?  I'm willing to try anything.


Re: DL180 Gen 9


I hope you are doing well.

For fan noise so many reasons. HPE recommends using the only supported hardware with the product.

Follow the below DL180 Gen9 quick space for supported components.


If the server updated with the latest bios and firmware, follow the below customer advisory.

 Advisory: (Revision) HPE ProLiant DL180 Gen9 Server - High Fan Noise May Occur on Some ProLiant DL180 Gen9 Servers


Latest Bios:2.76

Latest iLO4 firmware:2.73

Supported SA controller firmware as below (7.0)

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Please contact HPE for further analysis, if the issue still persists after performing the above recommendations.

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