HP Proliant DL380 G5 NOISY FAN

Hi ,

the server is in a small office and the users are complaining that the fans are really noisy - you can hear this whilst sitting next to someone who is on the phone to the office!

has been logged with HP support who have advised to update firmware and drivers which had already been done. Next step is to try a reset on the mobo (NVRAM switch)

However having had a look around the web it seems that this is just a noisy server.

has anyone had any issues with the fans being overtly noisy and if so any suggestions?


The Server fans speed up uncontrollably and remain at seemingly full speed indefinitely

A full shutdown and cold start will shunt the fans down again for a few days

A reboot will have no affect on the fan speed

HP Proliant DL380 G5
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard x64
All ProLiant Support Pack and firmware updates are installed
HP System Management and Management Agents Installed
The fan speed in ILO does not seem to change and is clearly reporting incorrectly, as does the fan speeds in the Insight Diagnostics Online Edition

Many Thanks in Advance!

edit - I have been informed that this server was previously in a different office  - it was noisy but not as noisy, it was then rebuilt from SBS 2003 to 2008 and this seems to have caused the issue?

robtheplodTechnical ManagerAsked:
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andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Any iLO messages in the event log, especially event ID 57?

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robtheplodTechnical ManagerAuthor Commented:

TG_TIS - thanks for the fan link - I will suggest this to the customer.
Andy - I have had a look through the event logs and cannot find any event ID 57

Thanks for your replies
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
I think you'll need a hacksaw or chizzel to get those fans in it!
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