AIX making the identification light flash on a PCI card

AIX making the identification light flash on a PCI card

When you need to check a cable on a PCI card or even replace a PCI card on an IBM Pseries running AIX it is helpful to identify the card by flashing the identification light on the card to distinguish it from the others.
First find the slot with the card in :-

lsslot -c pci
# Slot                   Description                         Device(s)
U7879.001.DQQQWTY-P1-C1  PCI-X capable, 64 bit, 133MHz slot  fcs1
U7879.001.DQQQWTY-P1-C3  PCI-X capable, 64 bit, 133MHz slot  ent0
U7879.001.DQQQWTY-P1-C4  PCI-X capable, 64 bit, 133MHz slot  ent1
U7879.001.DQQQWTY-P1-C5  PCI-X capable, 64 bit, 133MHz slot  fcs0

diag
enter to continue
Task Selection
Scroll down to Identify and attention Indicators
Scroll down until you get to the slot of the PCi card then hit enter and you get
a + besides the slot, hit F7 and then you get an I , this means the
indicator light on the card is flashing, use F7 enter to toggle it on and off.


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