There are certain assets that I would like to monitor for events or alarms. How does Hyperview generate events and alarms for assets?
There are multiple ways that Hyperview can escalate alarms or events for devices as explained below.
The quickest and most direct method of receiving alarm status or event messages in Hyperview is to leverage SNMP Traps from the asset itself. The Hyperview Data Collector has a built in SNMP Trap Listener service that can receive and translate the SNMP Traps directly from devices almost instantaneously. This is by far the most accurate and agile method.
In order to setup this form of alarm management you will need to configure the device to send the SNMP traps to the Hyperview Data Collector. Usually in the Network Configuration or SNMP Settings web interface for the asset there will be an SNMP Trap settings page. On that page you will need to set the SNMP Trap Listener (or "Server" or "Host" as described by some assets) as the IP address of the Data Collector host machine.
Once the device is pointed to the Data Collector SNMP Trap Listener service, then you should configure any custom thresholds on the device that you would like to receive events for. For example you should set the environmental thresholds, battery thresholds, fan speed thresholds, etc.
Hyperview has a built in sensor threshold configuration page which allows users to enable, disable, or create custom thresholds for assets. Navigate to the Settings > Sensors > Thresholds page to start customizing the thresholds you require. These thresholds are based on calculated sensors that are generated on 20 minute cycles. Keep this in mind when setting up custom thresholds as they may not trigger for up to 20 minutes.
Note that custom thresholds are limited by Asset Type and Sensor Type. For example, if you setup a Temperature threshold for Environmental devices, then the threshold will be active for all Temperature sensors across all Environmental devices in Hyperview. While you can setup thresholds based on a comparison to another property value, it is still recommended to utilize SNMP Traps for very specific threshold parameters on a per-device basis.