this did not work, it still idles much faster than the shipped bios in these units. there may be an ever so slight improvement once it actually boots to vmware esxi 5.1, but nowhere near the quiet level that is on the shipped bios.
I just installed these files with startup.nsh
Our use for this is an appliance, and the quiet was one of the reasons I liked the server. we'll be using laptop hybrids in our config, or ssd's so no need to have the fans spinning fast unless the cpu workload increases.
I downloaded the sel viewer for this system, but have never used it, is this a remote utility, or does it have to run local to the machine?
The SEL Viewer needs to be run locally. But since your system is configured with RMM4, you may also get SEL from RMM4.
Also try to change the BIOS settings below:
Advanced => System Acoustic and Performance Configuration
Choose Altitude for your location. Select "Acoustic" for "Set Fan Profile".