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High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

ChrisD_1
Occasional Contributor

High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

Hi,

Have installed Windows Server 2008 onto a HP DL160G5 and the fans are continually running at full speed.

I have installed the PSP 8.0 package but didn't make any difference. Server is running the latest firmware also.

Any ideas

Regards

Chris
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juan quesada
Respected Contributor

Re: High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

ChrisD_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

Hi,

Already had the latest firmware. Re-installed anyway but did not resolved the issue.

Thanks
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

hi

this might sound weird for you but we can give it a try

updating Firmware for Lights-Out 100

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3580694&swItem=MTX-784faa66e5cf49e6b79b341957&prodNameId=3580695&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=3

Since I know 3.0 it's the initial release for this servers and 3.01 it's a new release

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
SergeyN
Occasional Visitor

Re: High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

Chris, Could you solve this question? We had the same 3 servers DL160 G5 and the same problem.
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

did you get fixed?

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
ChrisD_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

Hi,

Waiting to get back on site to try the latest suggestion. Will post back with results
Alexander Caplan
Occasional Visitor

Re: High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

I'm experiencing the same issue.

So far I've tried overwriting the BIOS (via ROMPaq) with 2008.04.09.
I've also tried updating the BMC firmware to 3.05 (2008.08.05).

The fans continue to run at over 8000RPM. Is this normal? The noise does seem excessive.
JuanK_1
Advisor

Re: High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

Hi, Alex.
Could you please give it a try with the last instruction provided by Karlo?
I saw that after that recommendation ChrisD did not report the same problem.

The Firmware upgrade is in this link:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3580694&swItem=MTX-784faa66e5cf49e6b79b341957&prodNameId=3580695&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=3

Please let us know the results.

Regards;

J.C. Suarez
JuanK_1
Advisor

Re: High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

Here you have a screenshot of the normal fan speed on the DL160 G5. I accessed the equipment through LO-100. Fans with speed of 8000rpm is a normal behavior on the Server.

Also; on this equipment the declared A-Weighted sound power levels (LWAd) and declared average bystander position A-Weighted sound pressure levels (LpAm) when the product is operating in a 23°C ambient environment are the following:

Idle
LWAd 6.86
LpAm 52.36dBA

Operating
LWAd 6.89
LpAm 52.60dBA

Noise emissions were measured in accordance with ISO 7779 (ECMA 74) and declared in accordance with ISO 9296 (ECMA 109).

You will be able to find this information in the DL160 G5 Quickspecs, under Acoustic Noise section:

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12902_na/12902_na.html#Technical%20Specifications

I hope this information helps.

Juan K!
JuanK_1
Advisor

Re: High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

Sorry... forgot the screenshot! :)
Ybao Chen
Occasional Contributor

Re: High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

Please Help me..
I have same Problem.
and I had Upgrade FW to 2008.10.10 and BMC to 3.05..
But Fans are continually running at full speed.
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

hi

2 things you can try

- reseat riser cage for your server
- Clear CMOS, page 89

http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01325420/c01325420.pdf
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
zilav
Occasional Advisor

Re: High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

I have the same problem with dl160 g5... installed everything from hp driver pages, updated bios and ILO, reset cmos, just everything... and still the fans are at 8000+ rpm.

However, when I was updating ILO with rompaq utility, it DID slow them down to normal noise level (3000 rpm). I can now run it again and exit (certanly without fw upgrading), and server continues to work quitely as it should be, but in DOS mode. I don't know how to initiate boot sequence for windows from dos session however.

Is there any documentation or whitepapers for BMC programming, so I can write a windows service myself to slow fans on g5 servers?
MarkusL
Occasional Advisor

Re: High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

Hi,
same problem: my HP DL160G5 fans are running on full speed on Windows Server 2008.
I don't belief that this is normal. Only 1 prozessor and 2 hard disks are installed.

I am not able to change FAN options in BIOS Setup (disabled).

Pls help...
Markus
zilav
Occasional Advisor

Re: High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

Re: High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

This new forum set up is great.  I'm having this problem, the link on the post I'm replying to is dead.  I get great search results that point to the forum from Google, but those links don't go anywhere and using the search feature for the forum doesn't seem to provide the same results as Google.

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: High Fan Speed on DL160G5 running Windows server 2008

>the link on the post I'm replying to is dead.

 

Using the google cache and a forum search, this is:

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/Slowing-fans-for-Proliant-100-series/m-p/4325258/highlight/true#M86454