The MX10008 router supports different alarm types and severity levels. Table 1 provides a list of alarm terms and definitions that can help you in monitoring the device.
Table 1: Alarm Terms and Definitions
Signal alerting you to conditions that might prevent normal operation. On the device, alarm indicators might include the LCD panel and LEDs on the device. The LCD panel (if present on the device) displays the chassis alarm message count. Blinking yellow LEDs indicate minor alarm conditions for chassis components.
Failure event that triggers an alarm.
Alarm severity levels
Seriousness of the alarm. The level of severity can be either major (red) or minor (yellow).
Alarms include the following types:
Interface Alarm Messages
You configure interface alarms to alert you when an interface is down.
To configure an interface link-down condition to trigger a red or yellow alarm, or to configure the link-down condition to be ignored, use the alarm statement at the [edit chassis] hierarchy level. You can specify the ethernet, fibre-channel, or management-ethernet interface type.
By default, major alarms are configured for interface link-down conditions on the control plane and management network interfaces in an MX10008 router. The link-down alarms indicate that connectivity to the control plane network is down. You can configure these alarms to be ignored using the alarm statement at the [edit chassis] hierarchy level.