Alarm profiles are
created in the network view using the
Profiles tabs. A default alarm severity following Telcordia
GR-474-CORE standards is preprovisioned for every alarm. After loading the
default profile or another profile on the node, you can clone a profile to
create custom profiles. After the new profile is created, the Alarm Profiles
window shows the original profile (frequently Default) and the new profile.
The alarm profile
list contains a master list of alarms that is used for a mixed node network.
The Default alarm
profile list contains alarm and condition severities that correspond when
applicable to default values established in Telcordia GR-474-CORE.
All default or
user-defined severity settings that are Critical (CR) or Major (MJ) are demoted
to Minor (MN) in non-service-affecting situations as defined in Telcordia
To see the full list
of profiles, including those available for loading or cloning, click the
Available button. You must load a profile before you
can clone it.
Up to 10 profiles,
including the two reserved profiles (Inherited and Default) can be stored in
Wherever it is
applied, the Default alarm profile sets severities to standard Telcordia
GR-474-CORE settings. In the Inherited profile, alarms inherit, or copy,
severity from the next-highest level. For example, a card with an Inherited
alarm profile copies the severities used by the node housing the card. If you
choose the Inherited profile from the network view, the severities at the lower
levels (node and card) are copied from this selection.
You do not have to
apply a single severity profile to the node-, card-, and port-level alarms.
Different profiles can be applied at different levels. You could use the
inherited or default profile on a node and on all cards and ports, but apply a
custom profile that downgrades an alarm on one particular card. For example, you might choose to downgrade an OC-N unequipped
path alarm (UNEQ-P) from Critical (CR) to Not Alarmed (NA) on an optical card
because this alarm raises and then clears every time you create a circuit.
UNEQ-P alarms for the card with the custom profile would not display on the
Alarms tab (but they would still be recorded on the Conditions and History
When you modify
severities in an alarm profile:
All Critical (CR)
or Major (MJ) default or user-defined severity settings are demoted to Minor
(MN) in Non-Service-Affecting (NSA) situations as defined in Telcordia GR-474.
are used for all alarms and conditions until you create a new profile and apply
Store buttons are not available for Retrieve and
Store options will only display nodes to delete
profiles from or store profiles to if the user has provisioning permission for
those nodes. If the user does not have the proper permissions, CTC greys out
the buttons and they are not available to the user.