d I was sold Intel Barebone System P4308RPLSHDR 4U 460W Server Board S1200V3RPL with 8x3.5inch Hot Swap Drive Kit Retail, which comes with the above mentioned server board. I was also sold a PCI RAID controller card, and later discovered that the motherboard has a RAID controller built into it. When I turn on the system, the fans sound like a plane getting ready for take off. I looked in the system setup and found what was supposed to be an option to change the fan speed but I couldn't tell that it really did anything. Is there anything that can be done about the fan noise?
I also was sold a mini SAS to mini SAS cable to go from the backplate for the hard drives to the PCI RAID controller card. The instructions say to press control G when the option appears, but it doesn't appear. Any ideas on that too?
You can try to update system BIOS/Firmware first. After the update completes, disable "Quiet Boot" in BIOS. You may also want to update the https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=23601 RAID firmware.
edwardzh, I did the BIOS update from the link you provided. When it is almost done with the update the fans slow down, then it says something to the effect that it has to close something and it will take about 50 seconds. When that process is done, the fans speed back up and I'm back at square one. Any thing else I can try?
The last step of BIOS/FW update is called FRUSDR. Did you choose the option to update SDR records? Was your chassis/system detected correctly?
You can also run https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22830 SEL Viewer to check for errors.
Clarification on my previous post, while it is doing the BMC Firmware Update, the fans slow way down, when it reaches 100%, it says "BMC Firmware Update successful. Please wait while exiting firmware transfer mode of controller address 20. This may take up to 50 seconds to exit." Then the fans ramp back up.