Updating Firmware on SnowHill Intel  ®  S3200SH Board - FANS TOO LOUD

Version 2

    When the fan are spinning too loud, it can be due to:
    1. Wrong system fans are connected on the board.
    2. Incompatible chassis and wrongly configured SDR.
    3. Compatible chassis with a wrongly configured SDR
    4. Bios Settings wrongly configured.
    5. Firmware update required


    This board Snowhill supports EFI update.
    Make sure that the correct system fans are connected to the correct fan headers.
    Refer to the Quick Start Guide for more information if you are using Intel Chassis.


    Download the latest firmware package ex: S3200SH_BIOS48_BMC32_FRUSDR114 and extract the whole contents to the root directory of a fat formatted USB stick.

    Plug the USB stick to the target machine and boot into the EFI shell. The usb stick does not need to be dos bootable.


    If the usb stick is detected on the EFI shell and the file startup.nsh is on the root directory of the usb key, it will launch the update automatically.

    It will update the BMC first.

    - S3210SH IBMC rev 00.32 Firmware Update


    Then afterwards, it will update the FRUSDR.
    -  "Update FRUSDR using FRUSDR utility"


    You will get a screen similar to this:


    MENUTITLE   "Select the function you want to perform:"
    MENU        "SDR"   "Update only the SDR"
    MENU        "FRU"   "Update only the FRU"
    MENU        "BOTH"  "Update both the SDR and the FRU"
    MENU        "ASSET" "Modify the Asset Tag" 
    MENU        "EXIT1" "Exit FRU/SDR update"


    MENUTITLE   "Select the Chassis"
    MENU        "SC5299UP"   "Intel(R) Server Chassis SC5299 UP"
    MENU        "SC5299UP"   "Intel(R) Server Chassis SC5299 DP"
    MENU        "SC5299UP"   "Intel(R) Server Chassis SC5299 BRP"
    MENU        "SR1530SH"   "Intel(R) Server Chassis SR1530 SH"
    MENU        "SR1530HSH"  "Intel(R) Server Chassis SR1530 HSH"
    MENU        "OTHER"      "Other Chassis"


    "Does the chassis have the optional system fan 2 (chassis front)?"


    Select the correct chassis.
    Select No if you have the optional system fan 2 (which is usually for drive bay)


    Then after the FRUSDR update, it will launch the bios update.
    -  "Update BIOS"


    You will hear beep after the bios has been updated successfully.

    Type reset on the efi shell.


    Check if the firmware bios, bmc and sdr have been updated correctly.


    All the best,


    Kind Regards,