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Offline kthelen

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ERS5650TD-PWR fans surging
« on: February 13, 2019, 05:26:43 PM »
Just picked up a couple of used 5650TD-PWR units. Both of them seem to vary the speed of the fans, raising the RPMs for maybe 0.5 second every 2 seconds. Is this normal? Can they be configured to run at a steady speed?


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Re: ERS5650TD-PWR fans surging
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 02:26:49 PM »
Anything via Console?

Did you blow the fans and chassis out?

Is it the chassis or power supply fans that are noisy?

I would try cleaning the units of all dust, just in case the internal thermistors are being set off due to hot spots.

What code version are they on?

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Re: ERS5650TD-PWR fans surging
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 03:01:33 PM »
>Anything via Console?

All the fans are listed as OK. Not sure what other things I might check... suggestions?


> Did you blow the fans and chassis out?

Yes.


> Is it the chassis or power supply fans that are noisy?

Chassis.


> I would try cleaning the units of all dust, just in case the internal thermistors are being set off due to hot spots.

Will give them a more thorough cleaning and see if that makes any difference.


> What code version are they on?

They were all on various versions when I got them (total of four, all from the same eBay seller - had only received the first two yesterday) and all behave exactly the same way. I cleared all their configs, and installed diagnostic 6.0.0.21 and agent 6.3.6.017s; no change.

I've never had any 5650s before, so I don't know what's normal or not. I do have a lot of 5520s, and a few 5698s, all of which run this same software, and all of which just hum along at a steady RPM when running.

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Re: ERS5650TD-PWR fans surging
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 05:22:35 PM »
I have experienced this with the power supply fans, not chassis fans.  6.3.6 is solid, though the recommended code is 6.6.3 for 5600's.  You get lots of additional features like fabric attach proxy (which supports Extreme AP Zero-touch-provisioning), VRF-lite, and others.
When I was participating in the 5600 BETA, i asked a MIB for inlet temperature be added like the 8600 has.  Unfortunately, it is part of the mainboard and they could not do so.  It would have been useful to try and solve issues like this!



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Re: ERS5650TD-PWR fans surging
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 05:33:41 PM »
Decided to run one with the top off, just to see if I could isolate the issue better. Turns out it's only the center chassis fan that's doing the revving.

When power is applied, all the fans do the hi-lo speed test. Then the outer two idle, and the center one raises and lowers its speed endlessly as described. This begins within seconds of power-on, before the agent is even loading.