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DL380G2 - Fans are running at full speed

 
tfarrell
Occasional Visitor

DL380G2 - Fans are running at full speed

Hi everyone,

I purchased a used DL380G2,
and i've installed a new OS (XP Pro)
and the cooling fans are running at full speed all the time...

aren't they supposed to slow down after boot and only kick up under pressure???

please advise

take care
tony
7 REPLIES
Prabhulj
Valued Contributor

Re: DL380G2 - Fans are running at full speed

Hi,
Please find quick Specs for Dl380 G2 server, XP pro is not on the supported OS Matrix.

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/10902_div/10902_div.html

On all ProLiant DL380 G2 servers, the Systems Management Driver (Health Driver) will control the speed of the fans and adjust the speed as necessary based on the ambient operating air temperature.

Since XP is not a supported Operating System you may not be able to install the Support Pack.

- Install a Supported Operating System
- Update the Firmware Levels on the server, using Firmware Maintenance CD
- Update Proliant Support Pack - Currnetly available- 7.70A

You can find the Support Pack/Firmware Maintenance CD from the below Link.

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/index.html

Regards,
Prabhu

tfarrell
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL380G2 - Fans are running at full speed

I'm sorry for being such a n00b at this -

but i couldn't find the Systems Management Driver that you refered to....

please advise on the exact name of the thing to look for

thank you
tony
ramesh_naik_
Esteemed Contributor

Re: DL380G2 - Fans are running at full speed

Hi Tony,


XP Pro is a client OS and not a server OS.
It does'nt make sense including a Client OS in a enterprise segment.

Not supported means not tested.
Also, most of the HP tools may not work.
You may want to install Xp and try the tools/drivers for Win 2k.

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/26005.html

Regards,
rmn
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380G2 - Fans are running at full speed

Prabhulj i wanna know how can I access quickspecs? I cant find them

hp.com

name of the server, where i have to search

sorry about this silly question

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Prabhulj
Valued Contributor

Re: DL380G2 - Fans are running at full speed

Hi Karlo,

Try this link

www.hp.com/products/quickspecs

On the Left Go to "WorldWide QuickSpecs"
Then choose the product,
Ex: Proliant Servers > Proliant DL > and then select the Model of the server for the latest QuickSpecs.

Regards,
Prabhu


Brian_Murdoch
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380G2 - Fans are running at full speed

Tony,

You can get the fan speed down in XP.

Please see the following reply I made some time ago regarding this.

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1020010

I hope this helps.

Brian
tfarrell
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL380G2 - Fans are running at full speed

HI Everyone -

Just a note to inform.....

the software had a little
problem installing through the
built in staller - but setting the run as
windows 2000 it allowed it to install
and the fan speed issue has been resolved.

Thanks a million to everyone!!

take care
tony