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Alarms

Use the Alarms screen to display detailed information about alarms generated by Viptela devices.

Screen Elements

  • Top bar—On the left are the menu icon, for expanding and collapsing the vManage menu, and the vManage product name. On the right are a number of icons and the user profile drop-down.
  • Title bar—Includes the title of the screen, Alarms.
  • Filter bar—Includes the Filter drop-down and time periods. Click the Filter icon to display a drop-down menu to add filters for searching alarms. Click a predefined or custom time period for which to display data.
  • Alarms Histogram—Displays a graphical representation of all alarms in order of severity: Critical, Major, Medium, Minor. To hide the alarms histogram, click the Alarms Histogram title or the down angle bracket to the right of it.
  • Search box—Includes the Search Options drop-down, for a Contains or Match string.
  • Refresh icon—Click to refresh data in the alarms table with the most current data.
  • Export icon—Click to download all data to a file, in CSV format.
  • Show Table Fields icon—Click to display or hide columns from the alarms table. By default, all columns are displayed.
  • Table of alarms—To re-arrange the columns, drag the column title to the desired position.

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Set Alarm Filters

To set filters for searching alarms generated by one or more Viptela devices:

  1. Click the Filter drop-down menu.
  2. In the Severity drop-down, select the alarm severity level. You can specify more than one severity level.
  3. In the Active drop-down, select active, cleared, or both types of alarm. Active alarms are alarms that are currently on the device but have not been acknowledged.
  4. CIn the Alarm Name drop-down, select the name of the alarm. You can specify more than one alarm name.
  5. Click Search to search for alarms that match the filter.

vManage NMS displays the alarms both in table and graphical format.

Export Alarm Data in CSV Format

To export data for all alarms to a file in CSV format, click the Export button. This button is located to the right of the filter criteria.

vManage NMS downloads all data from the alarms table to an Excel file in CSV format. The file is downloaded to your brower's default download location and is named viptela_download.csv.

View Alarm Details

To view detailed information about any alarm:

  1. Select the alarm row from the table.
  2. Click the More Actions icon to the right of the row and click Alarm Details.

The Alarms Details window opens, displaying the possible cause of the alarm, impacted entities, and other details.

Alarms Generated on vManage NMS

The table below lists the alarms generated on the vManage NMS and provides a description of each alarm. In general, a Down state indicates that all connections are down and there is no connectivity. An Up state indicates that at least one connection is up.

Alarm Name Description
BFD Between Sites Down All BFD sessions on all vEdge routers between two sites are in the Down state.
BFD Between Sites Up At least one BFD session on a vEdge router between two sites is in the Up state.
BFD Node Down All BFD sessions for a vEdge router are in the Down state.
BFD Node Up At least one BFD session for a vEdge router is in the Up state.
BFD Site Down All BFD sessions on all vEdge routers in a site are in the Down state.
BFD Site Up At least one BFD session on a vEdge router in a site is in the Up state.
BFD TLOC Down All BFD sessions for a TLOC are in the Down state.
BFD TLOC Up At least one BFD session for a TLOC is in the Up state.
BGP Router Down All BGP sessions on a vEdge router are in the Down state.
Control All vSmarts Down All control connections from all vSmart controllers in the overlay network are in the Down state.
Control Node Down All control connections for a vEdge router are in the Down state.
Control Node Up At least one control connection for a vEdge router is in the Up state.
Control Site Down

All control connections from all Viptela devices in the site are in the Down state.

Control Site Up At least one control connection from the vManage NMS and the vBond orchestrator in the site is in the Up state.
Control vSmart Down All control connections from a vSmart controller in the overlay network are in the Down state. 
Control vSmart Up At least one control connection from a vSmart controller in the overlay network is in the Up state. 
Control TLOC Down All control connections for a TLOC are in the Down state.
Control TLOC Up At least one control connection for a TLOC is in the Up state.
OMP All vSmarts Down All OMP connections from all vSmart controllers in the overlay network are in the Down state.
OMP vSmarts Up At least one OMP connection from all vSmart controllers in the overlay network is in the Up state.
OMP Node Down All OMP connections for a vEdge router are in the Down state.
OMP Node Up At least one OMP connection for a vEdge router is in the Up state.
OMP Site Down

All OMP connections to vSmart controllers from all nodes in the site are in the Down state.

OMP Site Up At least one OMP connection to vSmart controllers from all nodes in the site is in the Up state.
OSPF Router Down All OSPF connections on a vEdge router are in the Down state.

Additional Information

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