Putting load average into the LCD of a PE2950

Just read a neat trick you can perform with Dell's OMSA software... You can put the load average of your PowerEdge 2950 into the LCD screen of the server. That way it'll show how busy it is at a glance.

First you'll need to figure out how many characters the LCD screen is wide. But let's say it can hold 20 characters, maximum. Then you convert the load average to a single digit using mod 20. Add the remainder of characters into the LCD. Say you have a remainder of 7:
omconfig chassis frontpanel config=custom lcdindex=1 text="======="

BTW, this wasn't mine, I got it from the PowerEdge mailing list! Recommended!

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