HP ML 370 G5

Hi,

I have recently purchased a second hand HP ML 370 G5.  I bought it to strengthen my server hardware skills.  It has arrvied with only PSU and is incredibally noisy.  Could it be a fault with the PSU or maybe requires a firmware update?
cmatchettAsked:
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cmatchettAuthor Commented:
it turns out that I had to re-seed the RAM.  Weird
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sharjeel ashrafSenior Network EngineerCommented:
do you have the covers off, when you power up, if so this will cause all the fans to run at full speed. put all the covers back on, turn the unit on and leave it for 2 /3 mins, does it go quite, if your FANs in the PSU aare running with a noisey fan it could the FAN is faulty, or the PSU has issues.
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EVeugerCommented:
HP's are all very noisy, do you have another HP server for comparison?
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rindiCommented:
As noted above, if the cover is off it'll be very noisy as the fans run at full speed. A further reason can be if you don't yet have an OS along with the server's drivers installed. Once that is installed along with the drivers and up and running, the powermanagement and sensors will work properly and the OS will reduce the speed of the fans.
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cmatchettAuthor Commented:
All the covers are on and it doesn't go quite.  I don't have another HP for comparison.  Is it then a process of elimination for the the FAN and PSU?
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EVeugerCommented:
With the HP system manager you can check the fan speeds.

We used to have all DELL servers and I would be in the server room working sometimes, now we have HP and every second I spend in that room is a second too many! The sound is deafening with all fan speeds at normal!
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ienaxxxCommented:
I've had a ML370 G5 under my hands in the past and it was really noiseless.

If fans are not slowing down a lot after 1-2 mins from the startup, there's something wrong.

Perhaps the cover was not on when fired, perhaps you need a firmware update.

Search for your model's Drivers and downloads in the HP site and download the Firmware DVD.

boot with the Firmware DVD and upgrade everything you can (one click operation in the easy way).


This should fix the noise, but keep in mind a server will be always a bit noisier than a PC... :-) i think you know.. :-)
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andyalderCommented:
EVeuger, there's probably something wrong with your installation or you have pretty old HP servers, the modern ones are very quiet if they're on the right settings.

Install the Proliant Support Pack and let it update all the firmware and drivers, also check in BIOS that it is set to Optimal Cooling rather than increased cooling (although that opption may only be for G6 and above).
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cmatchettAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I am just back from being out.  Previously i had no monitor for the server and now when i attach the monitor to the server i get no display.  It is standard VGA
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cmatchettAuthor Commented:
the system health LED is flashing RED...I guess that this cannot be a good thing
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andyalderCommented:
Very noisy then dies? I'd check the CPU heatsink paste is good after stripping it down to bare minimum by removing unneeded cards.
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cmatchettAuthor Commented:
thanks for all the help
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