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HP Proliant DL380 G3 Loud Fans

pj_11
Super Advisor

HP Proliant DL380 G3 Loud Fans

Hello,

I have just built DL380 G3 Using Smartstart 7.10.I have noticed the fans are very loud.I have the latest Firmware,is there any suggestions.

Kind regards.

PJ.
7 REPLIES
Antonio Luiz de Oliveir
Frequent Advisor

Re: HP Proliant DL380 G3 Loud Fans

do you have the management agents installed?
what's the o.s.?

junior
Jon Reynolds_2
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP Proliant DL380 G3 Loud Fans

If you used 7.10 you will have the lastest power management drivers. If you find they are louder than other DL380's you may find that for some reason the driver has not loaded. If you reboot the server the driver is obviously not loaded (no operating system) while going throught the POST load. This means that the fans should be louder after a reboot and then get quiter when the operating system and the fan management loads. If this is happening then theres really not much you can do.

From the sound of you noticing the loud fan sound I assume its not in a noisy air-con'ed comms room. Have you checked the temperature isn't triggering a high fan speed? From the system homepage select Environment from the Recovery section to see the temperature.
pj_11
Super Advisor

Re: HP Proliant DL380 G3 Loud Fans

Hello Guys,

Thanks for you help i am currently using w2k.
I have tryed high and low to solve this issue.I am begining to think this is a HP
Design fault.I have all the latest firmware
including all the latest Drivers.The machine
is so Loud i have to move away from it.The
datacentre has no effort as the Server is
in our test area.Come to the end of the road.
Next stage is testing i am sure once i hand
this offer to the project team they will
notice this gGod help me out of my hands.


PJ
Rosco_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: HP Proliant DL380 G3 Loud Fans

Hi PJ,

I have about 15 DL380's and ALL of them make a hell of a racket compared to all my other HP Proliant servers.

I'm informed it's a design "feature".

Rosco
pj_11
Super Advisor

Re: HP Proliant DL380 G3 Loud Fans

Hello Guys,

Thanks for your time and effort it was much
appreicated.after day'S of research trying to get a solution i would say this is the end
of the Road.Will have to review the DL380 G3
on next rollout as i am sure i will be asked
about this again.I have spent enough time
trying to resolve nevet mind the server works.


PJ.
Remon van Gijn
Frequent Advisor

Re: HP Proliant DL380 G3 Loud Fans

PJ,
Been there. Read my epos on this.
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=643218
Design feature for sure :)
pj_11
Super Advisor

Re: HP Proliant DL380 G3 Loud Fans

Remon,

Thanks for that i have had a Read,I have spent to much time over this issue which is the correct action mind you.Good to know i
was not the only one imagaing this hih level
of Noise.The Servers will be going into Test
then at some point Live in the next Months.
See how it goes,Blinding noise if you know
what i mean.

Later

PJ.