7.3. The Invalid Access Lockout Alarm
The Invalid Access Lockout Alarm can provide notification when the RSM-8R4 has
locked the Network port due to repeated, invalid attempts to access command mode.
Normally, the Invalid Access Lockout feature (discussed in Section 5.3.2) will lock the
network port whenever the RSM-8R4 detects that a user-defined number of invalid
passwords have been entered at the Network Port. When the Invalid Access Lockout
Alarm is properly configured and enabled as described in this section, the RSM-8R4 can
also provide notification via Email, Syslog Message or SNMP Trap.
• In order for this alarm to function, Invalid Access Lockout parameters must
first be configured and enabled as described in Section 5.3.2.
• When an Invalid Access Lockout occurs, the RSM-8R4 can still lock the
network port as described in Section 5.3.2, and can also send an email,
Syslog Message and/or SNMP trap if properly configured.
• If desired, the RSM-8R4 can be configured to count Invalid Access attempts
and provide notification when the counter exceeds a user defined trigger
level, without actually locking the port in question. To do this, enable the
Invalid Access Lockout Alarm as described here, but when you configure
Invalid Access Lockout parameters as described in Section 5.3.2, set the
Lockout Attempts and Lockout Duration as you would normally, and then set
the "Lockout Enable" parameter to "Off."
• In order for the RSM-8R4 to provide Email alarm notification, communication
parameters must first be defined as described in Section 5.9.11.
• In order for the RSM-8R4 to provide Syslog Message notification, Syslog
parameters must first be defined and Syslog Messages must be enabled as
described in Section 5.9.2.
• In order for the RSM-8R4 to provide SNMP Trap notification when this alarm
is triggered, SNMP parameters must first be defined, and SNMP Traps must
be enabled as described in Section 5.9.7.
To configure the Invalid Access Lockout Alarm, access the RSM-8R4 command mode
using a password that permits Administrator Level commands, and then proceed as
• Text Interface: Type /AC and then press [Enter] to display the Alarm Configuration
menu. From the Alarm Configuration menu, type 4 and press [Enter] to access the
configuration menu for the Invalid Access Lockout Alarm.
• Web Browser Interface: Click the "Alarm Configuration" link, located on the
left hand side of the screen to display the Alarm Configuration menu. From the
Alarm Configuration menu, click on the "Invalid Access Lockout" link to access the