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Reduce fan(s) speed of Proliant1600 to make it more silent

Hans_58
Occasional Advisor

Reduce fan(s) speed of Proliant1600 to make it more silent

Hello,

Is anyone aware of any particular BIOS setting or trick to reduce the fan(s) speed ?
They seem to blow max. rpm 24/7 and it's not the most silent machine around ;)

I think it is the ML370 *(don't shoot me if I'm wrong here) has a small software package for Linux that controls the fan(s)-speed to make it more "environmentally" "noise-wise" friendly ;)

Just a question.... I'm already happy that I finally got the 2nd proc. to work ! 8-)

Thnx,
Hans
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JohnWRuffo
Honored Contributor

Re: Reduce fan(s) speed of Proliant1600 to make it more silent

Hans:

Yes, you can install the ProLiant Support Pack for Linux. What distro of Linux are you using?

There is also a way to do this, sort of, but I will say DO NOT do it unless you have this system in a Rack Mounted position. You can set SW1 S3 to ON to enable Rack Mount settings. This also will effect the fans but only after the Health Drivers are loaded.

Let me know what you are running and I will get you a link to the PSP?

-john

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Hans_58
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Re: Reduce fan(s) speed of Proliant1600 to make it more silent

John, I use Gentoo Linux *(Kernelversion 2.6.7)
http://www.gentoo.org/

It's a tower configuration so I wouldn't set the switch to "rack" as you advised.

Thnx for the link in advanced.

ps: assigned points to your previous solutions.
JohnWRuffo
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Re: Reduce fan(s) speed of Proliant1600 to make it more silent

Ahhh... Gentoo. I am not as familiar with Gentoo as I would like to be. Good'ole HP does not develop to Gentoo so we will need to find something that will port.
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/psp/index.html

I am not sure which version of either the Red Hat or SUSE would port better and from what version.

If you know what you version of Gentoo is more like a version of either of those, you can try the RPM...
Enjoy!
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JohnWRuffo
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Re: Reduce fan(s) speed of Proliant1600 to make it more silent

Hans:

You may find a better answer to the port question in the Linux Forum, here:
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/familyhome.do?familyId=118
Enjoy!
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JohnWRuffo
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Re: Reduce fan(s) speed of Proliant1600 to make it more silent

Hans:

Thinking over the weekend, you may be able to pick and pull from the SUSE 9 package (2.6 kernel):
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/20468.html

You need the HPASM driver
(it will turn on SNMP, watch out)

G'luck balzing a new trail! -john
Enjoy!
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JohnWRuffo
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Re: Reduce fan(s) speed of Proliant1600 to make it more silent

HPASM:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/20698.html
Enjoy!
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Hans_58
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Re: Reduce fan(s) speed of Proliant1600 to make it more silent

Thnx John :)
I'll try them links later this week when I have some free time left.

/me lucky on the dual Proliant ! 8-)