Rollup Alarm Attributes

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Access the
CA Spectrum
attributes used to manage rollup alarm settings (conditions) and threshold levels in the Attribute Editor’s Roll-Up Alarm Settings folder. You can also view and set these attributes in the Information tab under the General Information subview. You can adjust these attributes for containers modeled on your network and for the
CA Spectrum
container model library. The following section lists the attributes, describes how they are used, and defines their default values.
Note:
Change threshold levels carefully; you may see an increase in generated alarms if threshold levels are set lower, or a decrease in generated alarms if levels are set higher.
  • Value When Yellow
    The point value of a Yellow alarm condition existing in a child towards the roll up alarm threshold value for the parent container.
    Default:
    1
  • Value When Orange
    The point weight of an Orange alarm condition existing in a child towards the roll up alarm threshold value for the parent container.
    Default:
    3
  • Value When Red
    The point weight of a Red alarm condition existing in a child towards the roll up alarm threshold value for the parent container.
    Default:
    7
  • Yellow Threshold
    The minimum points needed to trigger a Yellow roll up alarm for a container.
    Default:
    3
  • Orange Threshold
    The minimum points needed to trigger an Orange roll up alarm for a container.
    Default:
    6
  • Red Threshold
    The minimum points needed to trigger a Red roll up alarm for a container.
    Default:
    10
Model Status and Alarm Conditions
OneClick uses rollup alarm thresholds and model alarm thresholds to determine the status for modeled entities. OneClick displays two types of status for modeled entities, Condition and Rollup Condition. The following section lists the details about what these conditions describe, and what OneClick applies them to.
  • Condition
    Applies to all models. Reflects the current contact or alarm status of the model itself.
  • Rollup Condition
    Applies to container models, such as networks, LANs, and WANs. Reflects the composite status of all the other models in the container, which are sometimes referred to as their children.
If a modeled device or interface exists in a container, its condition rolls up to the parent container and is reflected in the container’s rollup condition. The model status types listed previously rely on threshold values to determine when and how to use the associated color indicators. The rollup condition is displayed using an inverted triangle that appears adjacent to a container icon in the container’s Information tab.
Rollup Condition Thresholds
A container model has attributes that define values for alarm conditions that may exist on the children of the container. A container model also has attributes that define when its rollup alarm conditions are triggered. The combined value of all the alarm conditions for a container’s children is used to determine the rollup alarm condition for the container.
The following illustration shows a container that has a rollup condition of orange, or major, based on the alarm conditions of its two children. The rollup alarm setting for the container uses the default values listed previously.
  • One child has a green or normal condition; this contributes zero points toward the container’s rollup condition.
  • The other child has a red or critical condition that contributes seven points toward the container’s rollup condition (Value When Red = 7).
  • The total value of the alarm conditions on the container’s children is 7.
  • The rollup thresholds for the container use the default values for the Rollup alarm settings listed in #. The Orange Threshold value = 6, so the container’s rollup appears as Orange, indicating a major alarm condition.
spec--containermodelrollup_OTH
Configure the Rollup Alarm settings and Fault Management settings of the container model according to your requirement. Otherwise, child alarms do not roll up the container model in the Explorer view.