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Re: Fans regulation on HP Proliant DL160 G6

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Fans regulation on HP Proliant DL160 G6

Hello everyone!
Can I somehow control speed of fans on my hp proliant dl160 g6 without iLO? I mean, is it possible to set exact value of rpm to each fan?
HP System BIOS - 033 (07/01/2013). BMC Firmware version 04.26 (May/08/2013). BMC SDR Version:

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Re: Fans regulation on HP Proliant DL160 G6


First did your search on the internet for your issue ?  I found this link interseting :

The other solution would be to do it with a software able to do it if you have an OS installed, but you may encounter driver issues (OS/software unable to read/set fan speed).

Otherwise, the last solution is to do it with an arduino. Again this has been done with success an you can find step-by-step on internet. The goal is to place arduino between iLO and the fan, and adapte the fan speed without touching the temp sensors, witch still let iLO shut-down the server if the temp is too hight.


Have a good day!


Re: Fans regulation on HP Proliant DL160 G6


Hi ,

I think i found something that might help you in the service and maintainence guide of DL160 gen 6.    pg 117

The option available in  IPMI Submenu of the BIOS Setup Utility......

• Hardware Health Information—Set temperature and fan rotation rate.


Please follow the link and let me know if it helps!!!


HPE Employee


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