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Hey guys,

 

Very recently, I moved my Gen8 from a regular desk in one of my rooms, to the lounge, into a pretty cabinet that stays next to the TV.

 

With just the server turned on, I've noticed it gets warm inside the cabinet and the server chassi is kinda hot. I'm not sure it got hot like this when I had it outside before.

 

I havent turned on the PS4.

 

 

I've uploaded a few photos here - http://imgur.com/a/Od48B

 

On that link, you'll be able to see the cabinet, the hole i have for the server cables (just power and network) and the distance (5 cm) between the cabinet and the wall behind it.

 

So my question is, what can I do to improve airflow ? Drill a few more holes behind the server? What else ?

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I would say it will be too hot. Holes behind the server will help only to transfer hot air out but the air is going from front bezel through the server to the back. So I am pretty sure it will be too hot.

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Go into iLo and see what your temps look like. Cooling is all about air flow. You need cool air coming in and hot air moving out. A fan pulling air in the front and pushing air out the back would be best.

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I would say it will be too hot. Holes behind the server will help only to transfer hot air out but the air is going from front bezel through the server to the back. So I am pretty sure it will be too hot.

 

This is kinda sad. I honestly didnt think about the airflow issue when i ordered the cabinet/tv stand. My plan was really to have the server inside it, along with the PS4, since they look cool together.

 

If this ends being up a bad idea and I have to take the server out from there, then it kinda screws with my future plans of adding an nvidia card to the server, and connect it directly to the TV for Steam games streaming. It's not a big deal but...

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Basic iLo does not require a license.

You should be able to login and get temps.

 

I usually use the Server network port #2 with a fixed ip. I dont use the network port #1 (i know that one is shared with iLO). 

 

So i just connected port #1 to my local router, and it's connected.

 

 

This sounds kinda lame, but i'm not able to access iLO it via https (trying from my laptop). I'm using the dns name which i had bookmarked (and double checked with the server tag) so i'm sure it's the right one.

 

I can remote desktop to the server and i can see both adapters are online.

 

Am i missing a port or something?

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I've tried restarting the server. Disconnecting and connecting the cable again and Resetting ILO to factory default (from the Windows utility).

 

Nothing seems to budge the iLO IP Address out of 0.0.0.0 .

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