How to turn off speaker on perc3

Benito A. Venegas bvenegas at
Wed Mar 19 21:57:01 CST 2003


Using afacli you can use:
open afa0 (in my case)
AFA0> enclosure set alarm /on=FALSE 0



AFA0> enclosure set alarm /on={boolean} {enclosure} 


Specifies the ID associated with the enclosure management device whose 
audible alarm you want to set. For this version, the controller supports a 
maximum of eight enclosure management devices on each channel.


Specifies whether to turn the enclosure management device's audible alarm 
on or off. If you set this switch to TRUE, the command turns on the 
audible alarm. If you set this switch to FALSE, the command turns off the 
audible alarm. 

The default is FALSE

Check the link Documentation that Matt has posted in his site 
(, and you will find a link to Dell Command Line 
Interface Reference 2.1., )

I hope this can help you.



On Wed, 19 Mar 2003, Claude Poitras wrote:

> Hi,
> We have a poweredge 1600SC with 4 disk (redhat 8.0 installed by dell).  We have lost one disk.  The system still  running (raid 5) but the perc 3 controller emit a strong beep (for attention, beep problem beep problem, ...). In controller setup (Ctrl-H, at boot time), it's possible to turn off the speaker but at reboot (only way to get out of config of controller) time the speaker return active.
> The server is not in server room, it is on my desk.  Now my question (you see it), how can I turn off the speaker when linux is runnig.  I put a scoth on speaker but I alway hear the beep.
> And the solution turn off the server is the last solution.
> Somebody, can say to me which command I can use to turn off the speaker.
> Claude. 
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