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Proliant DL320 G2 Fan Noise Fedora Core 6

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Proliant DL320 G2 Fan Noise Fedora Core 6


Can anyone please point me in the right direction to reduce the fan noise on my DL320. I have changed the BIOS fan setting but it has just gone from very loud to loud.

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Re: Proliant DL320 G2 Fan Noise Fedora Core 6

This is a 1U rack-mountable server, designed for server room environment.

Its primary design goal was to allow installing as many servers per unit of volume as possible using standard rack-mount hardware.

It has a power-hungry Pentium 4 CPU, so adequate cooling is critical. That means a lot of air must flow through it... and since the server is so small, the airflow must be fast to compensate. This tends to make a lot of noise, but usually the amount of noise is not an issue in a dedicated server room.

The designers' criteria for acceptable noise level was probably something like "as long as it doesn't howl so loud the hardware maintenance people would need ear defenders, it's good."

If you want a quiet server, this is not the right type of hardware for it.

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Re: Proliant DL320 G2 Fan Noise Fedora Core 6




As you can see this is not the first time people have mentioned noisy fans. Looks like I need to install a management driver, I have upgraded to the new fedora 14 release but can not find an appropriate driver.