It's tempting to try to build a home-grown alarm master out of equipment you already have, like your switch equipment or an SNMP manager. But these won't give you the best visibility of your network. Here's why.
A telecom switch remote access node only supports five or six alarm points. You'll quickly outgrow those five or six alarm points. You'll quickly to tie multiple sensors to one point. At that point, an alarm can mean anything - maybe the building is on fire ... or that the battery is just low.
Off-the-shelf SNMP managers don't support the critical alarm presentation functions. Here are some of the features you can't find on a standard SNMP manager:
1. Detailed alarm descriptions, including date/time stamping, location and severity.
2. Immediate notification of change of state (COS) alarms.
3. Continuously updated list of current standing alarms.
4. Multi-user security.
5. Alarm sorting and nuisance alarm filtering
You need to see DPS gear in action. Get a live demo with our engineers.
Download our free Monitoring Fundamentals Tutorial.
An introduction to Monitoring Fundamentals strictly from the perspective of telecom network alarm management.
Have a specific question? Ask our team of expert engineers and get a specific answer!
Sign up for the next DPS Factory Training!
Whether you're new to our equipment or you've used it for years, DPS factory training is the best way to get more from your monitoring.Reserve Your Seat Today