How to Increase total no of Alarm, Events?
I am working on 800xA. How can i increase total no. of Alarm, Events generating?
Is there any specific limit for their genration?
Can i take backup of my Alarms, Events?
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All alarms are stored, by default, in the main storage. The Alarm Server is
capable to save the 10000 (default) most recent alarms. Alarms belong to
different categories, and some categories are more important than others.
Less important alarms are therefore capable to cut out the more important ones.
It is possible to define the most important alarms (of a certain category) to be
excluded from the main storage and to be stored in a special storage instead.
Click the Edit button in the Alarm Storage area to configure the alarm storage.
• Maximum number of alarms in storage
Gives the maximum number of alarms which can be stored in the Alarm
• Reserve number of alarms
Gives the number of alarms that are stored for each category. When the check
box is unchecked and Auto is indicated, the alarms of that category are stored in
the main storage.
It is possible to give the maximum number of alarms that are stored for each
category by marking the check box and type the number in the edit field. The
sum of all maximum alarms for the categories cannot exceed the maximum
number of alarms in the Alarm Manager
Configuration data is stored in the Service Definition aspect of the Event Storage
Service object in the Service Structure, that is Service Structure > Services >
EventStorage, Service > Service Definition aspect. The Event Storage
Configuration appears on the Special Configuration tab for Service Definition aspect.
Special Configuration. Each priority within a message class has its own storage.
• Storage Classes
• Default Sizes
You can also manipulate storage information for different message classes through
Edit String dialog.
Values that can be configured on the Special Configuration Tab
File Count :Number of files that are pre-allocated on disk for the selected storage.
File Size :The size of the files that are pre-allocated on disk forthe selected storage.
Message Count :The number of messages that the selected storage should hold.
Max File Count :The maximum number of files that are allocated on disk for the selected storage.
More details in:System 800xA Administration and Security
Head line: Alarm Storage.
Head line:Event Storage
Below link for your reference may help.
Regarding alarm storage, you can archive your alarms and events.
Refer Manual of IM : 3BUF001091R5021_IM_GetStart Page 122 onwards
Seriously, do *not* consider increasing the alarm storage. There are several drawbacks of running a system hosting many alarms.
There is a link among the answers above that go back to a 3 year old answer of mine. That answer is still very valid in my own View. Funny server though; I can’t tell if its a spoofed URL or not. Be cautious about entering your credentials there.
1. Turn off ”Make new alarm each time a condition geta active”
2. Add separate & small alarm storages for noisy system alarm categories.
3. Redirect ”alarm history readers” to event lists
4. Extend Event Storage capacity for the categories of interest as per user documentation.