I am trying to setup a Dell PowerEdge R710 server right out of the box. As soon as I boot up, the fan is very loud and I am getting a iDRAC communications failure. I can continue by pressing F1 (continue boot) or F2 (system setup) but I would like to know if this is a hardware issue or if this is something I can fix myself. I can't have the fans going full blast constantly and i get a warning stating that the server can shut down unexpectedly.
I've searched the web and the common response is too unplug the server for a certain period of time and then plug back in, then wait a certain period of time and power up the server. This unfortunately did not work for me.
Any help would be appreciated.