2.3 Alarm Server and Event Manager Adapter

The Alarm server communicates directly with Operations Center. The communication between the Alarm server and Operations Center takes place through the Event Manager adapter, which is the interface between Operations Center and the Event Manager’s management system.

The Alarm server receives a stream of processed events, called alarms, from the agents and sends these alarms to Operations Center. One option is storing all alarms generated by the Alarm server in a database so that the current set of alarms persists across multiple runs of the Alarm server. For details on configuring an Alarm server database, see Section 9.0, Configuring the Alarm Server Database.

The alarms received by the Alarm server can perform the following actions:

  • Create elements and element hierarchies

  • Create alarms

  • Clear other alarms