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DDF Alarm configuration based on alarm text

This question was originally posted on DCIM Support by Ara Orujyan on 2018-03-02


Hi.

I have created custom SNMP DDF for InteliLite NT AMF 25.

I have added some alarms (severity critical and notification) such as "Generator Running on Load"  or "Generator is Emergency Shutdown" .

But there are also 16 Alarm texts which appears when some alarm exists, for example:

Actual alarm:

Name/OID: alarmText.1; Value (OctetString): !*Wrn Low coolant

Non Actual Alarm:

Name/OID: alarmText.1; Value (OctetString): *Wrn Low coolant

NO Alarm:

Name/OID: alarmText.1; Value (Null): null


How can I add those 16 alarms in DDF, and how DCE should detect alarm presence based text not on a integer value (1 or 0)

Thanks in advance.

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Re: DDF Alarm configuration based on alarm text

This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Steven Marchetti on 2018-03-07


Hi Ditte, Ara,

I've mentioned this post to the DDF team and I'm unsure exactly what they may want to do at this point. I never recommend creating your own DDF as I have seen issues where customer created DDF files have caused catastrophic failures in the system where it won't even boot fully. In such cases a restore and re-import of a backup prior to the addition of the DDF would be required. 

The proper path for getting a DDF is to have the DDF team create it for you as described here:

http://sxwhelpcenter.ecostruxureit.com/devices

If the team is willing to assist, hopefully they can do something here but it may just require following the proper procedure to get a DDF created

 

Steve. 

 

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Re: DDF Alarm configuration based on alarm text

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Ditte Drewer Mathiasen on 2018-03-06


Hi Ara Orujyan, thanks for posting. Let's hope you find your answer here. 

Kind regards Ditte

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Re: DDF Alarm configuration based on alarm text

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Ara Orujyan on 2018-03-07


I hope, because this es really urgent for me and for us.

Unfortunately there is no any integers regarding this alarms only text.

 

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Re: DDF Alarm configuration based on alarm text

This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Steven Marchetti on 2018-03-07


Hi Ditte, Ara,

I've mentioned this post to the DDF team and I'm unsure exactly what they may want to do at this point. I never recommend creating your own DDF as I have seen issues where customer created DDF files have caused catastrophic failures in the system where it won't even boot fully. In such cases a restore and re-import of a backup prior to the addition of the DDF would be required. 

The proper path for getting a DDF is to have the DDF team create it for you as described here:

http://sxwhelpcenter.ecostruxureit.com/devices

If the team is willing to assist, hopefully they can do something here but it may just require following the proper procedure to get a DDF created

 

Steve. 

 

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Re: DDF Alarm configuration based on alarm text

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by spezialist on 2018-05-31


Dear Ara Orujyan,

Your question is really not simple ☹️, as the above-mentioned genset control panel by ComAp vendor has unfortunately a simplified alarm system. This circumstance does not allow simply and unambiguously to read the state of the genset alarm sensors.

I also recently encountered this problem when I connected the Green Power Systems genset with InteliLite NT AMF 25 control panel via the Modbus TCP/IP gateway to the DCE-server.

Therefore, in order to successfully solve the above problem, we had to perform an analysis of the state of the required genset sensors directly in the DDF-file and make a decision about the presence or absence of the alarm (according to the vendors IL-NT AMF20/25 unit reference guide). This complicates the DDF-file, but this is a real practical solution. And for me it works great.

For example, my DDF-file processes more than 150 numeric and status sensors:

And, importantly, it has about 120 built-in Device Alarms, which really simplify the monitoring of the operation of an important generator:

With this set of Device Alarms, I no longer need to create custom Threshold Alarms in the DCE software. It's convenient, simple and understandable 😀.

Thus, the same approach to solving a problem can be applied to a similar DDF-file but according to the SNMP protocol, that you mention.

With respect.

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