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Changing Alarm Settings for the Optical ILAs

 

You can modify the configuration settings for alarm settings of optical inline amplifiers (ILAs) using the Preferences page of the Connectivity Services Director application. To open the Preferences page, click the down arrow next to the System button in the Connectivity Services Director banner and select Preferences. The Preferences page opens with User Preferences as the default tab. Click the Fault tab of the Preferences page of the Connectivity Services Director GUI to enable individual alarms, set the retention period for alarms, configure alarm notifications, configure threshold alarms, and to specify the number of events to keep for each alarm. The Fault tab has multiple sections, which you can expand and collapse by clicking the arrow next to the section title:

  • Global Settings, for configuring Faults settings such as global alarm notifications and alarm data retention.

  • Individual Alarms and Threshold Settings, for configuring settings for individual alarms and threshold alarms.

Alarms for Optical ILAs

The following alarms are applicable for management of the optical ILA:

Alarm Name

Description

ILA::edfaEabCaliTableErr

Generated when the EDFA in the direction from optical supervisory channel (OSC) A to OSC B (Eab) has a calibration table error.

ILA::edfaEabCaseTemperature

Generated when the EDFA case temperature exceeds the configured threshold in the direction from OSC A to OSC B.

ILA::edfaEabInputLOS

Generated when the input loss of signal (LOS) is detected in the direction from OSC A to OSC B.

ILA::edfaEabOOG

Generated when the out-of-service out-of-gain (OOS OOG) condition occurs in the direction from OSC A to OSC B.

ILA::edfaEabOOP

Generated when the out-of-power (OOP) condition occurs in the direction from OSC A to OSC B.

ILA::edfaEabOutputLOS

Generated when an output LOS condition occurs in the direction from OSC A to OSC B.

ILA::edfaEabPump1EOL

Generated when the end-of-life (EoL) state for pump 1 of the EDFA occurs in the direction from OSC A to OSC B.

ILA::edfaEabPump2EOL

Generated when the end-of-life (EoL) state for pump 2 of the EDFA occurs in the direction from OSC A to OSC B.

ILA::edfaEabPump1Temperature

Generated when the temperature exceeds the threshold for pump 1 of the EDFA occurs in the direction from OSC A to OSC B.

ILA::edfaEabPump2Temperature

Generated when the temperature exceeds the threshold for pump 1 of the EDFA occurs in the direction from OSC A to OSC B.

ILA::edfaEabRFL

Generated when the radio frequency loss (RFL) occurs for the EDFA occurs in the direction from OSC A to OSC B.

ILA::edfaEbaCaliTableErr

Generated when the EDFA in the direction from optical supervisory channel (OSC) B to OSC A (Eba) has a calibration table error.

ILA::edfaEbaCaseTemperature

Generated when the EDFA case temperature exceeds the configured threshold in the direction from OSC B to OSC A.

ILA::edfaEbaInputLOS

Generated when the input loss of signal (LOS) is detected in the direction from OSC B to OSC A.

ILA::edfaEbaOOG

Generated when the out-of-gain (OOG) condition occurs in the direction from OSC B to OSC A.

ILA::edfaEbaOOP

Generated when the out-of-power (OOP) condition occurs in the direction from OSC B to OSC A.

ILA::edfaEbaOutputLOS

Generated when an output LOS condition occurs in the direction from OSC B to OSC A.

ILA::edfaEbaPump1EOL

Generated when the end-of-life (EoL) state for pump 1 of the EDFA occurs in the direction from OSC B to OSC A.

ILA::edfaEbaPump2EOL

Generated when the end-of-life (EoL) state for pump 2 of the EDFA occurs in the direction from OSC B to OSC A.

ILA::edfaEbaPump1Temperature

Generated when the temperature exceeds the threshold for pump 1 of the EDFA occurs in the direction from OSC B to OSC A.

ILA::edfaEbaPump2Temperature

Generated when the temperature exceeds the threshold for pump 1 of the EDFA occurs in the direction from OSC B to OSC A.

ILA::edfaEbaRFL

Generated when the radio frequency loss (RFL) occurs for the EDFA occurs in the direction from OSC B to OSC A.

ILA::ilaBoardTemperatureAbnormal

Generated when the ILA board temperature reaches an abnormal level.

ILA::ilaCommunicationAbnormal

Generated when the communication channel between the NMS system and the ILA reaches an abnormal level.

ILA::ilaACPowerAbnormal

Generated when the ILA AC power reaches an abnormal level.

ILA::ilaDCPowerAbnormal

Generated when the ILA DC power reaches an abnormal level.

ILA::ilaFan1OnlineAbnormal

Generated when the ILA fan tray controller 1 that is online reaches an abnormal level.

ILA::ilaFan1SpeedAbnormal

Generated when the speed of the optical ILA fan tray controller 1 reaches an abnormal level.

ILA::ilaFan2OnlineAbnormal

Generated when the ILA fan tray controller 1 that is online reaches an abnormal level.

ILA::ilaFan2SpeedAbnormal

Generated when the speed of the optical ILA fan tray controller 1 reaches an abnormal level.

ILA::ilaFan3OnlineAbnormal

Generated when the ILA fan tray controller 1 that is online reaches an abnormal level.

ILA::ilaFan3SpeedAbnormal

Generated when the speed of the optical ILA fan tray controller 1 reaches an abnormal level.

ILA::ilaSoftwareVersionAbnormal

Generated when the ILA software version reaches an abnormal level.

ILA::ilaTableErr

Generated when the ILA table error occurs.

ILA::oscaAddPowerLOS

Generated when the addition of power LOS condition occurs for the OSC A.

ILA::oscaDropPowerLOS

Generated when the dropping of power LOS condition occurs for the OSC A.

ILA::oscbAddPowerLOS

Generated when the addition of power LOS condition occurs for the OSC B.

ILA::oscbDropPowerLOS

Generated when the dropping of power LOS condition occurs for the OSC B.

Configuring Global Alarm Notifications

You can configure global e-mail notifications to be sent when any alarm with notifications enabled is generated. To configure global e-mail notifications, enter the e-mail addresses to receive global alarm notifications in the Alarm Notifications Destinations field in the Global Settings section. Separate addresses with a comma (,). For information about enabling notification for an alarm, see Configuring Individual Alarm Notifications.

Retaining Alarm History

Use the No. of days to keep Alarm field in the Global Settings section to specify the number of days to keep alarm history. The default retention time is 120 days; but you can specify a period of 7 through 1000 days. Specifying a longer retention time consumes more database resources. To change the alarm retention duration, type a new value and click OK and Yes to confirm the change.

Specifying Event History

Use the Events/Alarm field in the Global Settings section to specify the number of event entries that are kept in the alarm history. The default setting for events is 20. To change the setting, type a new value and click OK and Yes to confirm the change.

Enabling Alarms

Ensure all devices are configured to send traps to Connectivity Services Director. This task is performed for the devices in Deploy mode through Set SNMP Trap Configuration.

Use the Individual Alarms and Threshold Settings section to disable and re-enable individual alarms or all alarms. Alarms appear on both tabs in the section: Alarm Settings and Threshold Settings. Fault alarms are preconfigured and initially enabled. To enable or disable alarms:

  1. (Optional) Sort the alarms. By default, the list of alarms is sorted alphabetically within each category. You can also sort by description or alarm severity within a category by clicking a column heading.
  2. Review the alarms and either select the check box in the heading to select all of the alarms or select the check box for the individual alarms you want to enable.
  3. Click OK and Yes to confirm the alarm change.

Changing the Severity of Individual Alarms

You can change the severity of the alarms to match your corporate procedures and guidelines. For example, at your company a DoS attack might be considered a critical alarm, while Connectivity Services Director has a default severity for DoS attacks as a major alarm. Alarms appear on both tabs in the Individual Alarms and Threshold Settings section: Alarm Settings and Threshold Settings.

To change the severity of an alarm:

  1. Select the current severity in the Severity column. A list of the severity levels appear.
  2. Select the new severity level for the alarm.
  3. Click OK and Yes to confirm the change to the severity setting.

    To configure alarm notifications, see Configuring Individual Alarm Notifications.

Configuring Threshold Alarms

Threshold alarms are alarms that are generated when a monitored value crosses the configured threshold. They provide enhanced visibility into potential issues on the network. You configure and manage threshold alarms the same way as other alarms. You also have the option of setting the threshold level of individual threshold alarms.

To set threshold alarm thresholds:

  1. Select the Threshold Settings tab in the Individual Alarms and Threshold settings section of the Fault tab.
  2. Click Edit Settings in the Threshold Settings column of the alarm threshold you want to edit.
  3. Set the threshold in the window that opens.
  4. Click Save to save the new threshold.

    To configure alarm notifications, see Configuring Individual Alarm Notifications.

Configuring Individual Alarm Notifications

You can configure e-mail notifications to be sent when an individual alarm is generated. When you enable notification for an alarm, the notifications are sent to the e-mail addresses configured for the alarm and the addresses configured for global alarm notifications. Alarms appear on both tabs in the Individual Alarms and Threshold Settings section: Alarm Settings and Threshold Settings.

To configure e-mail notification for an alarm name:

  1. Select the check box in the alarm’s Notification column.

    If you later want to disable notification for the alarm, clear the check box.

  2. Click Edit Notification in the Notification column. The Alarm Notification Details window opens.
  3. Enter one or more e-mail addresses in the Notification Email Addresses field. Separate addresses with a comma (,).

    You can later edit the addresses to send notifications to different addresses.

  4. (Optional) Enter a comment in the Comments field. This comment is included in the e-mail notification message.
  5. Click Save.