Active System Alarms Tab on Alarms Page

NI InsightCM™ 3.3 Help

Edition Date: December 2018

Part Number: 374498G-01

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Location: Expand the navigation menu and click Alarms»Active System.

This tab lists alarms whose status is Set. When an alarm status is Cleared and a user has acknowledged the alarm, the alarm moves to the History tab.

What do you want to do?

Task Action
Indicate that you are aware of an alarm. Click the Acknowledge button. If NI InsightCM Server has not cleared the alarm based on its condition, it remains on this tab. However, if the alarm is clear, the NI InsightCM web application removes it from this tab.
Tip  Whenever you acknowledge an alarm, the NI InsightCM web application automatically adds a note with your username and the time of acknowledgement to the Alarm Notes list so other users can see this information.
Add a note to an alarm that other users can view. Select the alarm. On the Details pane, click the Add Note button at the bottom of the pane. This is useful for recording why you acknowledged an alarm.

Alarms with notes appear in the alarm table with a note glyph:
View the rule that caused NI InsightCM Server to set an alarm, as well as any transitions the alarm made between set and cleared. Select the alarm and if necessary, expand the Details pane at the right side of the tab.
Learn about other places in the NI InsightCM web application where you can monitor alarms. Refer to Monitoring Alarms .
Learn about other tabs on this page. Refer to the list of Alarms page tabs .

Alarm States

Active alarms in NI InsightCM Server can have a combination of the following states:

Set NI InsightCM Server detected the rule condition and created an instance of the alarm. The level that triggered the alarm is still being detected.
Acknowledged A user indicated awareness of the alarm.
Cleared NI InsightCM Server detected the alarm rule is no longer true. A cleared alarm remains on the Active tab until someone acknowledges it.

Manually Removing Alarms That Have Not Cleared

The best practice is to allow NI InsightCM Server to clear an alarm, and then to acknowledge the alarm to remove it from this tab. However, if you no longer care about an alarm instance even though its status is still Set, click the Action menu , and then select Force Clear. The Force Clear option is mainly appropriate in cases where the source of the alarm is known to be malfunctioning and unable to be cleared.

Related Information

Monitoring Alarms

Viewing the History of an Alarm

Permission-Based Access to the NI InsightCM Web Application

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