enable led locator

enable led locator {timeout [seconds | none]} {pattern [alternating | flash-all | high-to-low | scanner]} {slot [ slot | all ]}


Configures the front panel LEDs to flash so a switch can be easily located in a crowded lab/data center.

Syntax Description


Limit the LED display time to seconds before returning to normal operation.

seconds The length of time to display the flashing LEDs. The default is 300 seconds. The maximum value is 1 week (604800 seconds).
none Display LED pattern until disabled.
pattern Configures the LED display pattern.
alternating Groups of LEDs are lit in alternating patterns (Default).
flash-all All LEDs flash on and off.
high-to-low LED's are lit in descending port order.
scanner A group of 4 LED's is lit back and forth.
slot slot Slot number.
all All slots.


The default timeout length is 300 seconds.

The default pattern is alternating.

Usage Guidelines

Use this command to enable the front panel LEDs to flash so that a switch can be easily located in a crowded lab, or data center.

Bridge Port Extenders (BPEs)

The LED locator service works for both directly attached and cascaded bridge port extenders (BPEs). Only the default LED pattern of alternating is supported by the BPEs. This causes alternating flashing of groups of 8 port LEDs.


The following example enables the front panel LEDs to flash in an alternating pattern for one hour on all slots:

enable led locator timeout 3600 pattern alternating all


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 15.3.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching X435, X440-G2, X450-G2, X460-G2, X465, X590, X620, X670-G2, X690, X695, X870, 5320, 5420, and 5520 series switches.