Alarm notifications can alert you, or other members of your organization, when the following events occur:
- A threshold violation at a sensor the Data Center Expert server monitors.
- An alarm at a monitored SNMP or Modbus device.
You can create multiple versions of an alarm action, each with unique settings, for example, assigning different severities that apply to the alarm action.
Once alarm actions have been created, you must add at least one action, and one alarm or threshold, to at least one notification policy to generate alarm notifications.
Device alarms for every device the Data Center Expert server monitors are added to the Default notification policy at discovery. You must manually add alarm actions to this policy before the Data Center Expert server can use it to generate alarm notifications.
Two displays, "Add Alarm Action" and "Edit Alarm Action" in the Notification Policies view, also provide access to the Manage Alarm Actions display.