Patent Number: 7,103,789

Title: Method, system, and product for indicating power status of field replaceable units

Abstract: A method, system, and product are disclosed for indicating a power status of multiple devices using hierarchically encoded indicators. Multiple nodes are included within a data processing system. Each node includes a different implementation of the devices. Each one of a first level of power indicators are associated with a different one of the nodes. Each one of a second level of power indicators is associated with a different one of the devices. A power status of each node is indicated utilizing one of the first level of power indicators. A power status of each device is indicated utilizing the second level of power indicators.

Inventors: Ahrens, Jr.; George Henry (Pflugerville, TX), Thurber; Steven Mark (Austin, TX), Wesely; Ronald Stanley (Rochester, MN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 1/26 (20060101); G06F 1/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018