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 184.108.40.206.d r74499 Copyright (c) 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. -> 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.