VOSS Switch indication via LED flashing

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i am looking for a command in VOSS that is the same like EXOS "enable led locator":

enable led locator {timeout [seconds | none]} {pattern [alternating | flash-all | high-to-low | scanner]} {slot [ slot | all ]}

This helps if on a remote site some local level-1 guys should to correct cabeling.

Currently most ports at my system are shutdown - and all shutdown ports blinking - on all VSP Switches - so indication the correct system is not possible with port LEDs.
If there is no compareable command out of the box  - is it possible to turn off led flashing at shutdown ports?


Thanks for all advices.Regards
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Flashing indicates that a port is admin disabled, if you admin enable it, it should stop flashing, even if nothing is connected. Please let me know if this does not work.
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Hi Roger,

toggle port admin state on a productive network is not a choice to make a switch better visibile for cable guys...(because of the potential risk to shutdown a productive port) ...

I like having all unused ports shutdown by default.


It seems that my wished mechanism / feature is corrently not implemented.Do you agree ?



One solution could be to turn off LED flashing of all shutdown ports.
A Second solution could be to let the led flashing in a different way like the shutdown ports - like EXOS does it with "high-to-low" or "scanner".
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The LED flashing function is especially important to locate switches in a stack, since VSPs don't stack, we have not seen this as a high priority feature so far. But I do agree, it could be useful in certain scenarios.