System alarms monitor system entities, such as online status for automation servers or field devices. The system alarms are generated by the EcoStruxure Building Operation software. Users cannot create new system alarms. The possible causes of a system alarm are gathered in an enumeration called System alarm ID. When a system alarm is triggered, the cause of the alarm is indicated in the System alarm ID column in the Alarms pane or Alarm View. Some system alarms have additional information in the Alarm text column.
For example, an EcoStruxure Building Operation system alarm notifies the user when a Xenta device becomes offline.
System alarms have the category 'System Alarm'. If a System alarm has an alarm text, this texts always begins with “System alarm:”.
There are two types of system alarms: Extended System Alarms and Simple System Alarms. Extended System Alarms is handled similar as other alarms, while Simple System Alarms will go to normal direct after Acknowledge.
System alarms are usually handled similarly to other alarms. After acknowledging a system alarm, the cause of the alarm must be corrected before the alarm state changes to reset and then returns to normal state.
For more information, see System Alarm Handling .
You use System Alarm IDs to filter the content of the Alarms pane or an Alarm View. You also use System Alarm IDs to set up notifications that are sent to a recipient when a specific alarm condition is met.
For more information, see System Alarm ID List .