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 ]}[/code]
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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Roger Lapuh wrote:

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.

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".
Regards
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Roger Lapuh wrote:

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.

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.

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