N-Tron® Series NT5000 Industrial Ethernet Switch Alarms, Events & Syslog Tech Note
This tech note will explain the web user interface (UI) of the Alarms section of the NT5000 industrial Ethernet switch. After reading this document, you will understand how to:
- Enable alarms and use the contact relay
- Find events that are logged locally to the switch
- Log alarms and events to a remote syslog server
N-Tron® Series NT5000 (All Models)
Alarms, Events, and Syslog
The NT5000 industrial Ethernet switch has a powerful feature that allows users to pull network behaviors into the control application by alarming and triggering a contact relay on the switch. This information can also be sent to a remote syslog server or alarmed locally using the onboard LED.
Enable alerts for a particular alarm by navigating to the Alarms section using the left-hand menu. Select the Alarms option and toggle the Enable button. Select type of alert using the toggle button: LED, Contact Relay, and/or Event Log.
The Contact Relay Operation can be set to close or open on an alarm event using the dropdown menu.
Alarms that are configured to write to the event log are logged locally and stored with all the switch’s events in the Alarms section within the Syslog > Log options. Reviewing the event log shows important switch events, such as switch cold boot and port state changes. Users can filter to see the most important events by selecting Warning or Error from the dropdown menu.
Events logged locally do not persist after a reboot. To store the events beyond a power cycle, send the events to a syslog server. Within the Alarms section, select the Syslog option, and then select the Configure option. Enable Syslog Status toggle switch, and specify the IP Address of the server to send the logs to. To specify which events to send, set the Minimum Severity via the dropdown menu to select the event types.
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