Feature #8524

Enable/disable UID led/lamp/light via BMC

Added by Joshua Hoblitt almost 8 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

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Blade/micro servers are often located within a cabinet only by the UID light. It would be very convient to be able to enable/disable a host's UID lights via the foreman UI. In particular, it would be great if this could be done on multiple hosts at once.

IPMI allows identity lights to be turned on unconditionally or for a time period. It would be nice if a default value could be set or if the default was not "infinity" but there was a drop down button to allow that value. This would be most useful if multiple hosts could be selected and identified at once.

Unfortunately, there's not a standard ipmi command to determine the current UID light status. Some BMCs expose it as an sdr and others require an oem command. Checking the uid status would be useful but isn't a reason to hold up basic enable/disable functionality. If the proxy was extended to allow a bmc "type" to be passed, per vendor bmc plugins could be developed to handle uid status checking along with other functions.

Related issues

Has duplicate Foreman - Feature #15884: Foreman API: smart proxy, identify actionDuplicate2016-07-28


#1 Updated by Dominic Cleal almost 8 years ago

  • Category set to BMC

#2 Updated by Daniel Lobato Garcia over 7 years ago does this, although it's not used by Foreman, we use the SmartProxy BMC extensively there, so it should be relatively simple to implement.

#3 Updated by Corey Osman over 7 years ago

i wonder if we could just make a plugin to use some of the other BMC capability that the smart-proxy has. Then we could inlay some buttons on the host to make the lights go on/off.

#4 Updated by Dominic Cleal about 6 years ago

  • Has duplicate Feature #15884: Foreman API: smart proxy, identify action added

#5 Updated by Nacho Barrientos about 6 years ago


We (CERN IT) wouldn't actually care if it was not possible to see/query the current state of the LED if that's harder to implement as it's BMC-dependant. We'd be happy for the moment to just have a Foreman API entrypoint to turn the LED on and off :)

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