Hi Guru's and trouble-shooters, we’ve had this server for some time now and it's been slowly tearing a hole in our eardrums. The fans, they won't slow down. I've searched the internets and this forum and tried every suggestion I’ve come across but still no cake.
What am I doing wrong?
AMIBIOS version: SE7520BD23.86B.P.03.00.0019
Intel SE7520BD2 (SATAD2), 2 xeon 2.8 with 2 gb RAM
BMC Device ID: 20
BMC Firmware: 0240
BMC Device Revision: 01
FRUSDR Package Version: 6.6.G
Chassis: Intel SC5200 (4RU rack mount)
Nosey rear Fans: ASSY A96870-001 WW01-05
I have managed to load BIOS update (BIOS_P03.zip) with success.
I have also tried to install BIOS update (BIOS_P82.zip) but failed due to a RomID error.
I also attempted and failed at these fix's/update from searching the Intel website downloads for my server board.
(SE7520BD2_66GFRUSDR.zip) FRUSDR Configuration Utility
(P09BIOS.zip) Intel(R) Server Board SE7520BD2 BIOS Build 0075
I found the Intel server configuration wizard and ran that, but get a password mismatch error at the business end...
Output extract from 'Intel server configuration wizard version 2.1.6'
>Writing byte to BMC internal Flash...
>Please enter a value for password (Q to Quit)
Trouble is, there has never been a password set, and I have tried doing both password clear jumpers and BIOS clear jumper sequences, and i still get asked for the password in the configuration wizard.
I do not see anything to do with acoustic management or fan speed in the BIOS.
I am running Ubuntu Karmic Koala, lm-sensors can detect the pc87427 device, and display the following constantly.
>Adapter: ISA adapter
>fan1: 4313 RPM (min = 0 RPM)
>fan3: 5672 RPM (min = 0 RPM)
>fan4: 5555 RPM (min = 0 RPM)
>fan5: FAULT (min = 0 RPM)
>fan7: FAULT (min = 0 RPM)
>fan8: 5672 RPM (min = 0 RPM)
I believe this is a read only module as this chip is yet unsupported by Linux. So a software solution won't work.
It’s also worth mentioning, that not all fans in the system stay at 100% after power up.
I hear the internal system fans slow down, these are connected via a 6p/5c connecter.
The rear fans connected via 3p/3c connectors. All fans have two plugs (for compatibility I assume),
A 3p/3c and a 6p/5c. I could change the rear fans from SYSFAN5 & SYSFAN6 to CPUFAN1 & CPUFAN2, but the CPU fan sockets are a 4pin, not a 3 or 6 like the fans are. (No CPU fans are fitted, there is a duct to the rear two fans)
Any help would be muchly appreciated, and sorry for the large post, I just figured I’d cover what I had tried.