If you look through the air vents you can see the individual disk drive lights flashing. I guess that was the hall mark indicator on PC's eh? One thing I noticed that was cool is if you use SST Hardware service manager and tell it to blink the LED on the back of the card (normally done to verify that you're about to pull the right card) the attention light will light on that particular rack. I guess if you feel that it's "good enough" from the console across the room that you've hit at least the right rack then there's no need to go check the led on the back of the card. Rob Berendt -- Group Dekko Services, LLC Dept 01.073 PO Box 2000 Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 http://www.dekko.com Neil Palmer/DPS <neilp@xxxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 10/05/2004 12:51 AM Please respond to Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> cc Fax to Subject Re: Model 520 hardware On the 520's I've seen, at least during install, I've noticed the yellow Attention light comes on a lot, sometimes stays on for ages (eventually going out - usually, although once it stayed on while the system ran normally, so I had to power down and take out the power cord to finally get it to go off), and you're not sure if the machine is hung or not because the SRC codes don't change for a while. A simple "I'm alive" indication from even a single flashing processor activity light would give you the assurance that at least SOMETHING is happening and it's not time to force power off and restart. Besides, I've been used to the blinking lights through the 360/3/32/34/36/38/400/iSeries - how DARE they take them away now ! ;-) ...Neil rob@xxxxxxxxx Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 2004/10/04 11:36 To Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> cc Subject Re: Model 520 hardware Starting with LPAR, and especially with the i5, those indicator lights have went out the window. I have seen individual jobs appearing with 500+% of the CPU. How do you get the bar graph to map to that? Rob Berendt -- Group Dekko Services, LLC Neil Palmer/DPS <neilp@xxxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 10/03/2004 11:28 PM Please respond to Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> cc Fax to Subject Model 520 hardware I've just installed my second model 520 in 3 days, another coming up Tuesday. For those who have seen one, where is the CPU activity/processor run light ? We could all tell when the CPU was busy on older systems by looking at the little green light, how bright was it/how fast was it blinking. Then we progressed to the "bar graphs" on the control panel. As far as I can tell (and I haven't actually found any documentation on how to USE the control panel after searching for over 30 minutes in InfoCenter - just documentation on how to remove/replace one) the model 520 has neither. If that's true, then that really SUCKS BIG TIME and IBM should be hit over the head at Sound Off at COMMON for the lousy design. If it's just a hidden feature on the control panel 2-line display that I can't find because I can't find any documentation, can someone please tell me HOW to get it to display processor activity? ...Neil -- This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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