DL360 g5 with vmware ESXi 4.1 Fan problem

Posted on 2011-04-21
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a dl 360 g5 setup in my home lab and is running esxi 4.1 but the fans are just way to loud. Is there anyway to lower the fans
Question by:ullmanneric
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Paul Solovyovsky earned 2000 total points
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I have two of these in my home lab and they can get pretty loud but I have a decent cabinet that's amost sound proof.  I woudl check see performance in the bios and enable power saving mode.  Otherwise the G6s are a factor of 10 quiter..
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the fans are usually loud because it is struggling to keep itself cool. This is hugely important as the server will fail it heat is a long term issue.

Reassess its location and ensure it has good air flow around the server. If the fans are running fast the server is trying to telll you something quite important.
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did changing the performance mode work for you? just curious

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