Cisco Nexus 5548P - Quieter Fan Mod?

Servergeek

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So I picked up a Cisco Nexus 5548 for DIRT cheap from a local electronics recycler in my area. It's a really nice switch, like the ability for fabric extenders and the like and just the features it has, but it is stinking LOUD. I have it in the basement but you can hear it upstairs. My Procurve 6600 which was stupid loud (68dB) is like a whisper compared to it lol. Even my fabric extender for it is waaay quieter.

Is there an option to put quieter fans in it? Or is there a cheap 10g switch option I could get to replace it?
 

Servergeek

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Any suggestions for fans? I don't want to completely sacrifice cooling for sound but i dont mind it being close to my 6600.


The other thing I was curious about was if the FEX fan modules will go in the 5548, if that was possible it would be quite a bit quieter.