Monitoring Alarms

NI-FBUS Utilities 15.0 Help

Edition Date: June 2015

Part Number: 371822J-01

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Complete the following steps to use the NI-FBUS Alarm Monitor utility to monitor alarms:

  1. Launch the NI-FBUS Communications Manager.
  2. Launch the NI-FBUS Alarm Monitor utility.
  3. Click the Start Capture button on the toolbar or select Run»Start to start the alarm monitor.
  4. When an alarm is captured, the Unacknowledged Alarms dialog box appears. Click the Act button to acknowledge the selected alarm. Click Ack All to acknowledge all of the alarms in this dialog box.
  5. You can automatically acknowledge the alarm by selecting Run»Auto Acknowledge or click the Auto Acknowledge button on the toolbar. The Unacknowledged Alarms dialog box does not appear after an alarm is captured if you have already selected Auto Acknowledge option.
  6. Click the Reset Capture button on the toolbar or select Run»Reset to clear currently captured alarms.
  7. Select Run»Max Size to set the maximum number of alarms that the alarm monitor can store in the alarm view.
  8. Click the Stop Capture button on the toolbar or select Run»Stop to stop the alarm monitoring.
  9. Click the Save button on the toolbar or select File»Save to save all of the alarms in the alarm view into a file.

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