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HP ML115 G5 fans noisy following firmware upgrade

 

As part of my UK VMUG tour preparation I am rebuilding the vTARDIS to the GA build of vSphere, part of this required updating the firmware of my ML115 G5 server.

You can download the latest BIOS upgrade here (I had to use the USB key method) as I don’t have a compatible OS installed to allow the online ROM flash process.

 http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3683705&prodNameId=3683706&swEnvOID=4024&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-aee0eed7bcc64c4fb3db3d692c

 

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Now if you do just this the fans will stay at 100% and it’s very noisy!

To fix this you need to install the following BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) upgrade

Upgrade BMC firmware

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3683705&prodNameId=3683706&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-c003654e6340476b8af81d2f3b

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And that should sort it out

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One response to “HP ML115 G5 fans noisy following firmware upgrade

  1. Nigel Boulton October 4, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Fell into the same trap upgrading mine about a year ago. Thought I would be deaf by the time the BMC firmware download finished!

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