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FusionServer Pro E9000 Server iBMC (V250 to V259) User Guide 20

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Setting the UID Indicator Status (locate)

Setting the UID Indicator Status (locate)


The locate command is used to set the Unit Identification (UID) indicator status of a hard disk. The UID indicator helps locate a hard disk in a chassis.


ipmcset -d locate -v <ID> <Action>






Specifies the ID of a hard disk.

0 to 255

Specifies the UID indicator status.

  • start: turns on the UID indicator of a hard disk.
  • stop: turns off the UID indicator of a hard disk.

Usage Guidelines

Before running this command, ensure that the following conditions are met:

  • The hard disk is managed by a RAID controller card.
  • The RAID controller card supports iBMC out-of-band management. You can refer to the Technical Specifications section in the RAID controller card user guide to determine whether the RAID card supports the iBMC out-of-band management.
  • The BIOS has started.

If Action is start, the UID indicator of the hard disk will keep blinking.


# Turn on the UID indicator of hard disk 5.

iBMC:/->ipmcset -d locate -v 5 start
start locating physical drive (ID:5) successfully
Updated: 2019-11-19

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