I did read the frakking manual

I just thought this was funny. It propably is not but I’ll post it anyway. I just wanted to set the white locator on a 7120 ZFS storage appliance so that a field engineer could swap some parts to actually make it work. So I logged on to the iLOM (which is conveniently identical to all other Oracle hardware), checked the syntax for the LED again and tried to set it On:

Oracle(R) Integrated Lights Out Manager

Version 3.0.16.10.d r74499

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-> cd /SYS/LOCATE
/SYS/LOCATE

-> show

 /SYS/LOCATE
    Targets:

    Properties:
        type = Indicator
        ipmi_name = LOCATE
        value = Off

    Commands:
        cd
        set
        show

-> help value  
    Properties:
	value : Value of component.
	value : Possible values = On, Off, Standby_Blink, Slow_Blink, Fast_Blink
	value : User role required for set = a

-> set value=On
set: Invalid property value. Valid values: Fast_Blink, Off

So wait a minute, I actually just checked that among some other options “On” is a possible value. Oh well, if you don’t like it, let’s just do some fancy blinking

-> set value=Fast_Blink
Set 'value' to 'Fast_Blink'

-> show

 /SYS/LOCATE
    Targets:

    Properties:
        type = Indicator
        ipmi_name = LOCATE
        value = Fast Blink

    Commands:
        cd
        set
        show

Really just a minor annoyance but it bothers me if something does not work the way it is documented. If I am really bored any one of these days, I’ll file an SR for it. I already checked the iLOMs of some other machines (T4-1, X3-2) and they show the same behavior.

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