USM Central™

Alarm Status

USM Central includes a set of statuses, which you can use to classify your alarms, track alarm status, and search alarms using statuses as a filter. Statuses are shared across both USM Central and USM Anywhere, so when an alarm status is updated in both environments will reflect the updated status.. See Searching Alarms for more information on how to search alarms.

You can't edit or delete the set of default statuses:

  • Open
  • In Review
  • Closed

USM Central enables you to apply just one status to an alarm. You can't apply multiple statuses to the same alarm. See Differences between Statuses and Labels to distinguish between label and status.

Note: The alarms that have the "closed" status will not display in the Alarm list view.

Alarms Main Page

To apply a status to an alarm from the alarms main page

  1. Go to Alarms.
  2. Search the alarm you want to apply a status. See Searching Alarms for more information.
  3. Select the checkbox to the left of the alarm.
  4. Click Alarm Status and select a status.

    Alarm Status menu

  5. Click Apply.

To apply a status to an alarm from the alarms details page

  1. Go to Alarms.
  2. Search the alarm you want to apply a status. See Searching Alarms for more information.
  3. Click the alarm.
  4. Click Alarm Status and select a status.
  5. Click Apply.

To bulk set the alarm status

  1. Go to Alarms.
  2. Select all of the alarms to which you want to apply a status by selecting the checkbox to the left of an alarm. See Searching Alarms for more information. You can also select several of them or select all alarms at the same time by selecting the first checkbox in the column.
  3. Click Alarm Status and select a status.
  4. Click Apply.

To search alarms having a status

  1. Go to Alarms.
  2. Click the filter to select the name of the status on the left pane.
  3. The alarm list displays the alarms that have the selected status.

Differences between Statuses and Labels

USM Central includes several statuses and labels to classify your alarms. A status is a property of the alarm and a label is a tag you can assign to an alarm.

These are the main differences:

  • You can add all the labels you need to, but you are not allowed to create a new alarm status.
  • You can apply a label to more than one alarm, but you are not able to apply more than one status to an alarm.
  • Alarms that have the "Closed" status will not display in the Alarm list view.