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Fans running at high speed indicate 1) FRUSDR has not been loaded 2) fans or power not connected correctly 3) therimal problems (cpu not seated in latch plate or heat sink not making contact.)
Latest code stack:
Check the SEL (system event log) viewer software here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21003&lang=eng&OSVersion=&DownloadType=Utilities%2C%20Tools%20and%20Examples
You should see a critical error which will cause the fans to run at full until resolved.
I never use ASC or IDA so not much help there. I find i like to use the EFI Firmware updates best or the windows versions (slightly harder to get set-up)
Hi Doc SilverCreek,
Thank you for your answer. I updated the firmware, using the EFI shell. Now my problems have been solved.
1) After the firmware update, the server is quiet.
2) I tried to install the ASC on a different computer, because I thought I could use it to connect to the server over the lan. Now I know, this is not possible.
3) IDA still can't connect to Intel, but I use the EFI shell now.
4) The keyboard is recognized since the firmware update.
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Glad it helped.
(I tried IDA one time and it had a fight with my anti virus and fire wall so I just gave up and use EFI.)
There are also a few settings in BIOS set-up which can make it even more quite.
BIOS setup > ADVANCED> System Acoustic and Performance Configuration
The Altitude setting should be set appropriate to your location. Thinner the air the faster the fans need to spin to cool the chassis. The default is good for most people but if you happen to live at sea level (like I do) setting this will slow the fans more.
Fan Profile.-- Default is Performance. If you have some add in cards that need a lot of air flow, this is the best setting. If no add in cards, cards that don't require much cooling or self cooled cards, setting this to Acoustic mode will drop the fan speed considerably.
Quiet Fan Idle Mode is one more switch which is great if you leave your system on all the time. If enabled and the all the temp sensors agree, the fans will slow more or even stop under some conditions. (like my freezing cold home office when not using the system)
With all the settings, the system thermal sensors will still monitor the system and if it starts heating up, ramp the fans to keep in within operational range.
ASC is nice if your monitering a lot of systems, but for a few or a single system the intergrated BMC web console works better. Your system BMC has some cool features for remote access to the system if enabled in BIOS set-up under system management. Enabling and setting a user ID & password, then configuring an IP address (either static or via DHCP) will allow you to log in to the BMC web browser counsel with any web browser. You log in by just browsing to the IP address. (i.e. http:\\192.168.1.100) SEL log, thermal info, system power on \ off control ( I use this one to turn on my home system from my work system all the time. The router at home DMZ is set to the RMM \ BMC IP address.) and more are available in the GUI. If you have the RMM option in the system, full remote keyboard, video and mouse are available.
Thank you. I am using acoustic mode, >300m and quiet fan mode now.
The integrated BMC web console is also very helpful.
Now I tested the redundant power supply by unplugging one of the plugs. I saw the warning and the status led blinks. But after reinserting the plug I still have this warning:
Pwr Unit Redund reports full redundancy has been regained Warning 0x0001
The manual says this sensor has to be rearmed manually but how do I do that?
Seems it's an event log instead of a warning state. Is the system status LED still blinking?
I turned the server off over night. When I restarted the server today, the LED was not blinking anymore. When I pull the plug it starts blinking again and it will not stop even when I reconnect the plug.