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DL 580 servers have very loud fans

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Hi,

We have two DL580 servers (G3 and G4 models) and both now seem to have their fans running on full power. We knew of a previous situation with a DL380 server where a firmware update fixed a similar problem. Can someone confirm if there is a problem with DL580s and loud fans, and if so whether there is a firmware update (what version) that will fix this problem?
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Question by:solplus
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If the fans are running at High (Full) Speed, it's because usually you do not have the HP Systems Insight Agents installed for your Operating System.

What OS are you using, and do you have Insight Manager Agents installed forr that OS?
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Both servers are Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 and HP Systems Insight agents are installed and running. HP Systems Management Homepage shows no problems and all temperature sensors well below threshold and fans running at "normal" speed.
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Are the Fans running at high speed?

Normally High Speed is when your first boot the Servers, and then they should cut to low.
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HP System homepage reports the speed as "normal", but the fans are running at high speed judging by the constant loud noise which sounds the same as when the servers are booted.
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Have these servers Always done this, or just started?
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They are in a separate computer room, so it is hard to say when it started. As they were not nearly as loud when I last visited, I can only say within the past 6 months.
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Hi


update the server  with latest firmware.

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We have done! No change.
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As this call is now a year old please close the call?
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