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ProLiant 5500 â Power and Fan Redundancy

 
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Baumgartl Alex
Frequent Advisor

ProLiant 5500 â Power and Fan Redundancy

Hi. I have Problems with a ProLiant 5500.
HW Config:
Win NT 4 SP6a german
Latest Firmware
4x200 MHz Ppro
3x9,1 GB â on SA 2-DH
All Fans are redundancy
2 Power Supplies

When I take the Fans in redundancy mode (all Fans Installed without Fan5) then I get a CPU overheat after 10min. It has the appearance as to work the fans very slowly, but no performance problems.

When I remove the redundant partners and Install Fan5 (Standard Mode), the Server works successfully.

I have already change the Sysboard and the Fans, but cant resolve this problem.

Please can you help
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Brent_34
Frequent Advisor

Re: ProLiant 5500 â Power and Fan Redundancy

The PPro model ships with 3 standard fans wich are necessary for the system to run correctly.

Fan 5 is the Rear auxiliary processor fan. This fan is required along with fan 4 ( primary IO fan) and fan 2 ( Primary processor fan )for the system to run correctly.


Fan 1 and 3 are the redundant processor and IO fans respectively. They are the ones in the very front left and right of the server.

Hope this helps
Brent_34
Frequent Advisor

Re: ProLiant 5500 â Power and Fan Redundancy

This image shows the 3 standard fans in the PPro system

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/ProLiant5500r/overview.html
Baumgartl Alex
Frequent Advisor

Re: ProLiant 5500 â Power and Fan Redundancy

Hi Brent. THX for your comment, but the places of the fans is not the problem. The places of the fans are correct and the fan 5 must be remove when the fans in redundancy mode. With this constillation the cpu bekames overheat.
Brent_34
Frequent Advisor
Solution

Re: ProLiant 5500 â Power and Fan Redundancy

Hello

The xeon versions only require 2 standard fans and can hold 4 fans if the redundant fans are installed.

The PPro models do need the standard 3 fans to operate normally. The 2 optional I/O and CPU fans can be added to this for redundancy only.

In the below setup and installation guide (for the PPro model )on page 66 of 136 there is a layout of the system board. Note the 5 fan header locations to attach the fan cables to.

13 - CPU fan header
14 - I/O fan header
15 - Redundant I/O fan header
28 - Redundant CPU fan header
29 - CPU fan header

ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/products/servers/ProLiant5500-SetupInstallGuide.pdf

Even if redundant fans are added,
the system will overheat if the 3 standard fans are not in place.