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How do I display and evaluate the performance of MainView Alarms?
Displaying Alarm Evaluation Status
You can display the alarm evaluation status of the active alarm definitions by opening the Alarm Evaluation Status view from the EZLARMS menu or from one of the alarm definition list views.
In the Status and Performance area of the EZALARMS menu, select Alarm Evaluator Status, or put your cursor in the Admin Status column in an alarm definition list view, and press Enter to open the Alarm Evaluation Status view (AESTATUS).
Displaying and Evaluating Alarm Performance
You can display the performance of evaluation sets and alarm definitions to evaluate the overhead of the alarm.
If you see an alarm set that appears to be using an excessive amount of CPU time, you can drill down through several views to investigate the alarm definition as shown in this procedure.
To Display the Alarm Performance
1 In the Status and Performance area of the EZALARMS menu, select Alarm Performance, and press Enter to open the Alarm Performance view (AEPERF).
Because alarm definitions are executed in evaluation sets, the Alarm Performance view provides performance statistics for the evaluation sets.
2 Place your cursor on the AlarmSet ID of an alarm set, and press Enter to open the Alarm Evaluation Status view (AESTATUS) showing the alarm definitions in the selected alarmset
3 To display the alarm definitions in the alarm set, put your cursor in the Alarm Group column, and press Enter to open the AMDGRP view to see the alarm definition list view sorted by group with the selected group at the top of the view
For further information, please review Chapter 4 - Working with alarm definitions in the MainView Alarm Management Guide.