Alarm Monitoring Process

AlarmNotifier supplements 
DX NetOps Spectrum
 alarm monitoring and notification features. The following diagram illustrates the relationship between AlarmNotifier and 
DX NetOps Spectrum
:
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AlarmNotifier supplements 
DX NetOps Spectrum
 alarm monitoring and notification features. The following diagram illustrates the relationship between AlarmNotifier and 
DX NetOps Spectrum
:
 Diagram illustrating how AlarmNotifier works with SPECTRUM in the alarm monitoring and notification process. 
DX NetOps Spectrum
 performs some alarm functions, while AlarmNotifier performs others. 
DX NetOps Spectrum
 polls the modeled network elements and updates the status information about each element that is stored in the SpectroSERVER database.
DX NetOps Spectrum
 generates an alarm when it receives a trap from the network or when it detects a critical status change in a network-element model. In the OneClick Topology view, the condition of the model icon changes from green to another color to indicate alarm severity. 
DX NetOps Spectrum
 posts information about the alarm in the Alarms tab. Event information for the alarm appears in the Events tab in the OneClick Contents panel.
When AlarmNotifier is started, it registers with 
DX NetOps Spectrum
. Then a model named AlarmNotifier of type ClientApp is created. This model is not visible in any of the 
DX NetOps Spectrum
 Topology views. However, you can see it in the Events tab. The Events tab displays information such as the application start and stop time for this model. 
AlarmNotifier queries the SpectroSERVER and requests information about existing alarms. AlarmNotifier runs scripts and generates notifications about existing alarms.
Each time an alarm is set, cleared, or updated, AlarmNotifier receives information from the SpectroSERVER and invokes the relevant script. AlarmNotifier scripts can initiate email notifications of alarms that are sent to network personnel. They can also transmit alarm information to third-party applications.