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HP ProLiant DL120 G5 FAN issue and replacement

dingy
Occasional Visitor

HP ProLiant DL120 G5 FAN issue and replacement

 Hi,

 

We recently found out our HP ProLiant DL120 G5 is making a lot noise and the following critical alarts are logged in ILO Monitoring Sensors:

 

 Fan  CPU FAN1 Rotor1  Upper Critical  14880.95 RPM  
 Fan  CPU FAN1 Rotor2  Upper Non-recoverable  14880.95 RPM  
 Fan  CPU FAN2 Rotor1  Upper Non-recoverable  15873.01 RPM  
 Fan  CPU FAN2 Rotor2  Upper Critical  14005.6 RPM  
 Fan  SYS FAN1 Rotor1  Upper Critical  15873.01 RPM  
 Fan  SYS FAN1 Rotor2  Upper Non-recoverable  14005.6 RPM

I understood that there were 3 dual-rotor fans installed in the server. I need to order new fans to replace those broken ones. My question now:

1. Are these 3 fans the same part number? (CPU FAN1, CPU FAN2, SYS FAN1)

2. Is it easy to replace these 3 fans?

 

I did initial research and found the links below:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c01542653&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SupportTaskIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=125&prodSeriesId=3683232&prodTypeId=15351&supportTaskId=23234

 

It shows how to replace system fans but not CPU fans and couldn't find out where CPU fans are located and their part number.

 

Please help.

 

Regards,

 

Dingy

2 REPLIES
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: HP ProLiant DL120 G5 FAN issue and replacement

Hi,

 

personally I prefer the 'service and maintenance guides'.

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=125&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3683232

 

You can find the one for DL120 G5 there.

 

And the service media library: http://h20464.www2.hp.com/index.html

 

The videos are nice and it looks very easy to replace the fans.

 

There is no fan directly over the CPU, just a heatsink.

 

The fans are all the same, they're just called differently depending on what they cool.

See page 67 in the service and maintenance guide.

 

Murali_V
HPE Pro

Re: HP ProLiant DL120 G5 FAN issue and replacement

Hi,

 

About the Fan noise issue:

You can resolve the issue by Upgrading the System BIOS firmware and Lights-Out 100 Remote Management firmware.

Refer the following advisorys:

ProLiant ML110 G5 and ProLiant DL120 G5 Servers - FIRMWARE UPGRADE RECOMMENDED: System Fans May Continuously Spin At a High Speed:

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01705920


HP ProLiant ML150 G5 Server - Fans Running at High Speed Loud Noise:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c01790082


You can download the both the firmware from following location:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3683233&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3683232&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1005#2926

Thanks and Regards,

Murali Mohan V

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