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Configuring PSM Alarm Severities


Use this procedure to configure the severities of PSM-generated alarms.


The updated alarm severity appears in subsequent alarms generated by PSM. Severities of existing PSM alarms are not affected by this procedure.

  1. Edit the /usr/local/ems9001/resources/deviceMetadata/alarm-meta-psm.xml file.
  2. Find the alarm you want to change and edit the severity.

    For example, to set the NE_BACKUP alarm severity to CRITICAL, change the alarm as follows:

  3. Save and close the file.
  4. Track changes to the alarm-meta-psm.xml file with Git by committing this update to the Git repository.

    For example:

    This update can now be seen in the Git log. For more information on Git, see Using Git to Track

  5. Changes made to the alarm-meta-psm.xml file do not take effect until the PSM server is restarted. To restart the server, enter the following command:

    The restart command successfully completes when the 'Ems-' processes all change to the running state. Type <ctrl> c to exit the Linux watch command window.