HP DL360e G8是一个买回来就嗡嗡嗡的服务器，我一开始以为服务器已经把噪音自动控制到最优，后来在网上冲浪的时候发现我错了。

It's a bit complicated with the e-Series because of the shitty RAID controller, but I'll try to guide you to low rpm: (~21-23%)

1. Check that none of the typical fan ramp up stuff applies (use original HP drives, no PCI-e cards)
2. Make sure you set your BIOS to use the RAID controller (even if you don't use the drives as a raid)
3. Go into the smart storage thing when booting and setup your drives. If you don't want to use RAID just create RAID0 configs for each single drive.
4. Boot into the Service Pack, since the SPP has the necessary drivers the fans should spin down after a while to about 21-23% Alternative to 4: I also got them to spin down by installing the HP provided ESXi image which has the necessary drivers preinstalled. The fans spin down after about 1-2 minutes.

The reason for its weird behavior is the B120i RAID controller. It NEEDS to see it working via their proprietary drivers (hpvsa) to spin down the fans to their minimum. I couldn't get them farther below 21-23% which was still too loud for office use IMO and too restricted for me (couldn't get the fans to spin down running proxmox).

That all said, I'd recommend to ditch the server and sell it if you need a quiet server. They completed dropped the ball on the *e Gen8 servers. Just look into the official forums how they basically ignored their customers for years, promised firmware updates to fix the noise issues and then never delivered.

## 我的硬盘呢？

SPP可以顺便把我服务器上各部分的固件更新了。我一开始下载了SPP 2019版, 启动以后发现这个版本的SPP主要面向Gen9+，对于Gen8只提供基本的ILO固件更新。于是用回了最后一版面向Gen8的SPP 2017版