7. Alarm Configuration
When properly configured, the RSM-8R4 can monitor temperature readings and user
activity, and log this information for future review. In addition, the RSM-8R4 can also
generate alarms when temperature readings exceed user-defined trigger levels, when a
Ping-No-Answer condition is detected, and when the Invalid Access Lockout feature is
When any of these conditions are detected, the RSM-8R4 can also send an "Alarm"
to the proper personnel via Email, Syslog Message or SNMP trap. If the user-defined
trigger levels for temperature are exceeded, the RSM-8R4 can also automatically shut
off power to non-essential devices ("Load Shedding") in order to decrease the amount of
heat generated within the rack. After Load Shedding has taken place, the RSM-8R4 can
also restore power to the non-essential devices when the temperature drops to
user-defined acceptable levels.
This section describes the procedure for setting up the RSM-8R4 to send alarm
messages when any of these critical situations are detected. For instructions regarding
configuration of the Log function, please refer to Section 5.3.3.
• In order to send alarm notification via email, email addresses and parameters
must first be defined as described in Section 5.9.11. Email alarm notification
will then be sent for all alarms that are enabled as described in this Section.
• In order to send alarm notification via Syslog Message, a Syslog address
must first be defined as described in Section 5.9.2. Once the Syslog address
has been defined, Syslog Messages will be sent for every alarm that is
discussed in this Section, providing that the Trigger Enable parameter for the
alarm has been set to "On."
• In order to send alarm notification via SNMP Trap, SNMP Trap parameters
must first be defined as described in Section 5.9.7. Once SNMP Trap
Parameters have been defined, SNMP Traps will be sent for every alarm that
is discussed in this Section, providing that the Trigger Enable parameter for
the alarm has been set to "On."
• After defining parameters via the Text Interface, make certain to press the
[Esc] key several times to completely exit from the configuration menu
and save newly defined parameters. When parameters are defined via the
Text Interface, newly defined parameters will not be saved until the "Saving
Configuration" message is displayed.
To configure the RSM-8R4's Alarm functions, access the command mode using a
password that allows Administrator level commands and then proceed as follows:
• Text Interface: Type /AC and then press [Enter]. The Alarm Configuration menu
will be displayed.
• Web Browser Interface: Click the "Alarm Configuration" link, located on the left
hand side of the screen. The Alarm Configuration menu will be displayed.