Viewing alarms from external systems
When the system is configured to support integration with external systems, alarms from devices in external systems associated with modeled components are highlighted in the layout. You can easily locate failing equipment and servers that might be impacted by the failure.
An icon in the Status bar with a pop-up notification informs you of active alarms on devices monitored by an external system. Clicking the icon will open the Alarms pane with a list of all alarms from external systems. An alarm icon also appears next to the device with the alarm in the Unassociated Devices pane.
Alarms may occur with different severities: information, warning, error, critical and failure.
Clicking an alarm in the Alarms pane list opens the alarm details for the selected alarm, including recommended actions for resolving the issue.
Right-clicking an alarm in the Alarms pane and selecting Show in Navigation or Show in Editor identifies and highlights the component with the alarm in the Floor Layout, Rack Layout, or Navigation.
Alarm icons in the system help you identify the exact location of the alarms in the data center model, for example on a specific UPS in the floor layout, and help you identify the severity of the alarm.
Error, Critical, and Failure
If enabled in Tools>Preferences, the tool tips include information about active alarms in Rack Layout (on rack-mountable equipment) and Floor Layout (on equipment in the floor, e.g. UPS).
You can view the device with the alarm on the external system by right-clicking and selecting Launch to Device.