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Hey guys,

We have a few older dell servers and the fans seem to spin up and get loud at will. Cooling is sufficient.

Any thoughts?
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Outdated ESM/BMC/iDRAC firmware is the most likely reason. Could also be in response to actual server activity. Would need server models and configurations to speculate further.
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The fans may be worn out or need to be cleaned of debris ( also the vents and internal heat sinks, etc.)
Modern fans run much quieter so consider upgrading to new fans.
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Poweredge, they are Dell C1100 servers. Server activity is light, only about 5-10% usage.
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