Add Identify Light button to IPMI
Most servers with ipmi have identify lights. These are led's embedded in id buttons usually on the front and rear of the server.
It would be useful to expose the ability to toggle these in the webgui for help identifying physical servers.This is especially useful in data centers that may have multiple boxes.
The following command will turn on the light for fifteen seconds ipmitool chassis identify The following command will turn on the light for a user defined amount of seconds ipmitool chassis identify <seconds> The following command will turn on the light indefinetly ipmitool chassis identify force The following command will turn off the id light ipmitool chassis identify 0
Theoretically this should be able to be done bidirectionally for ipmi 2.0 systems but it is not currently exposed in ipmitool. I'm looking at writing and submitting a patch upstream to allow this but that's still on my todo list and needs further testing.
Monitoring the status of the id led button is discussed in table 28 under the Get Chassis Status command