Configuring Alarms

How the TCA6000 or TCA6500 Timing Client handles alarms during normal operation can be specified. To configure the alarms:

  1. Click the Admin tab. The Admin page appears.
  2. Click the Alarm Profile tab. See Figure 8.
  3. For each alarm, the following parameters can be configured:
    1. Select the Clear Now check box to clear an alarm immediately. This only applies to non-transient (box gray filled) and not transient alarms.
    2. Select the Auto Clear check box to clear an alarm automatically after it has been active for the Auto Clear Expiration period of 1-24 hours. This only applies to non-transient (box gray filled) and not transient alarms.
    3. In the Severity field, select the flag to accompany this alarm. Select:
      Critical

      Indicates the highest level alarm and is severely affecting traffic. This needs immediate attention. The following alarms are directly related to this level:

      TE1_LOS, TE1_LOF, FREQ_FREERUN, LINK_DOWN

      Major

      Indicates this alarm needs immediate attention. The following alarms are recommended for this level:

      PTP_SERVER_UNREACHABLE, LOSS_OF_POWER_FEED, FREQ_HOLDOVER

      Minor

      Indicates this alarm needs attention but is not urgent. The following alarms are recommended for this level:

      SYS_CONFIG_CHANGE, TE1_AIS, TE1_RAI, PTP_SERVER_CHANGE, FREQ_REF_INPUT_CHANGE, FREQ_INPUT_QUALITY_CHANGE, LINK_DOWN, TIMING_OSC_DAC

      None

      Indicates this alarm is for information only. The following alarms are recommended for this level:

      SYS_AUTHENTICATION, OVEN_TEMP_DEVIATION_HIGH, OVEN_TEMP_DEVIATION_LOW, LINK_UP, TIMEPROBE_DISABLE, FREQ_ACQUIRING

    4. Select the Send Trap check box. The Timing Client will send the alarm to the Trap destinations identified on the Config page.
    5. Select the Write Log check box. The Timing Client will send the alarm to the local log file.
    6. Select the Send to Email check box. The Timing Client will send an e-mail message about this alarm to the users identified in the Alarm E-mail Recipients section of the Alarm tab.

    Figure 8: Timing Client Admin Page—Alarm Pane

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Client Admin Page—Alarm Pane