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About the Alarms Page

 

To access this page, select Monitor > Alerts & Alarms > Alarms in the Administration Portal.

Use this page to view system generated alarms. Alarms alert you to conditions that might prevent the device from operating normally. System alarm conditions are preset based on fault monitoring and performance monitoring (FMPM) being performed on a device. For example, conditions such as hardware issues, drop in throughput and latency of data, temperature variations, and capacity optimization issues automatically trigger an alarm.

The difference between alerts and alarms lies in the type of events that are being monitored. An alert is used to notify administrators about significant events within the system. For example, when a predefined network traffic condition is met. For more information about alerts, see Alerts Overview.

For example, an alarm is raised when

Tasks You Can Perform

You can perform the following tasks from this page:

  • View alarm activity within a specific time range:

    • You can select the time range by clicking on the options provided—2 hours (2h), 4 hours (4h), 8 hours (8h), 16 hours (16h), 24 hours (24h), or 1 week (1w). By default, alarm activity is displayed for 1 week.

    • You can view alarm activity for a custom time range by clicking on Custom and providing the time range.

  • View details about the alarm. See Table 1 for more information.

  • Select the generated alarm and then right-click or click More > Detail View to view the details of the alarm.

Field Descriptions

Table 1 provides information about the fields on the Alarms page.

Table 1: Fields on the Alarms Page

Field

Description

Severity

View the severity of the alarm.

Time

View the date and time when the alarm was generated.

Tenant

View the name of the tenant.

Site

View the site for which the alarm was generated.

Source

View the source of the alarm.

Description

View the description of the alarm.

ID

View the alarm ID.

Link Name

View the name of the link that generated the alarm.

Service Instance

View the service instance associated with the alarm..

Object Type

View the type of alarm.

Example: Event-based

POP

View the point of presence (POP) of the alarm.