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Quick Question about Degraded Fan module

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JeffWScott
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Quick Question about Degraded Fan module

I have a DL360p G8 server.

Originally upon recieving the server I had a problem with the fan noise (I think everyone is aware of the "jet engine" fan noise.).  But since upgrading all components to their new firmware, it has been running quiet for months now.

Just recently it has started to "jet-engine".  If I reboot the server it will be quiet again; but in about 20 minutes it will "jet engine" again.  Looking in the iLO summary I see that Fan Bank 6 is "Degraded".   The part is under warrenty, so I'm going to get it replaced, but I'm wondering if the server is ramping up all remaining fans as some kind of self preservation thing?  

Just wonding if this is what is actaully going on and I don't have some other problem.

Has anyone experienced this?

Thanks,

- Jeff

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Torsten.
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Re: Quick Question about Degraded Fan module

>> I'm wondering if the server is ramping up all remaining fans as some kind of self preservation thing?

Yes, if a redundant fan fails, the remaining fans will go at higher speed.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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JeffWScott
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Re: Quick Question about Degraded Fan module

Perfect, thanks for the quick answer.