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Using distributed alarms

Some MainView products distribute alarm definitions for your use.

This section describes how to determine whether a product has any distributed alarms and how to add distributed alarms to the alarm definition file system.

After adding a distributed alarm to the alarm definition file system, you can use the alarm just like your own defined alarms. For more information about using alarms, see Working with alarm definitions.

To determine whether a product has distributed alarms

  1. Access your MainView product.
  2. Type ALRMDIST on the COMMAND line and press Enter.

    The ALRMDIST view is displayed with the distributed alarms listed (See figure below). If no alarms are listed, your product does not have any distributed alarms.

    ddmmmyyyy  hh:mm:ss ------ MainView WINDOW INTERFACE (V6.0.00) ---------------
    COMMAND  ===>                                                 SCROLL ===> PAGE
    CURR WIN ===> 1        ALT WIN ===>                                           
    >W1 =ALRMDIST==========MA21SJSC=*========ddmmmyyyy==hh:mm:ss====MVTOM====D====
    - Distributed Alarms                                 - Hide Fixed Section     
                         Replace NO                                             
    
    CMD Alarm        Library     Group        Description 
    --- Name-------- ----------  -----------  ------------ 
        MAMOBJ01      BCVAXT1    MVTOM        Objects - LastStat not equal to EvalStat
        MAMOBJ02      BCVAXT1    MVTOM        Objects - Curr Sys Status FAILURE
        MAMOBJ03      BCVAXT1    MVTOM        Objects - Curr Sys NE Prim sys
        MAMOBJ04      BCVAXT1    MVTOM        Objects - Dependency Evaluation EQ NO
        MAMOBJ05      BCVAXT1    MVTOM        Objects - Exception indicator EQ YES

To add a distributed alarm to the alarm definition file system

From the ALRMDIST view, use one of the following commands to add distributed alarms to the alarm definition file system:

Command

Description

ADD primary command

Adds one or more alarms to the alarm definition file system

ADD pattern

The pattern variable uses the * and ? wild cards to select which alarms to add. For example

  • ADD * selects all distributed alarm definitions.

  • ADD ABC* selects all distributed alarm definitions with alarm names beginning with 'ABC'.

  • ADD ABC? selects all distributed alarm definitions with alarm names beginning with 'ABC' that are four characters in length.

The specified alarms are added to the alarm definition file system in the library and group indicated in the ALRMDIST view list.

A (Add) line command

Adds the selected alarm to the alarm definition file system

The selected alarm is added to the alarm definition file system in the library and group indicated in the ALRMDIST view list.

Before issuing the line command, you can overtype the library name, group name, or both to specify a different location for the alarm.

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