Multiple displays of large dynamic alarm windows
Originating portfolio: ALU
Estimated expiration: 2030-Jan-09
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Initial bid date: 2018-May-01
Potentially relevant companies (14): Barracuda Networks, Inc., BMC Software Incorporated, Cisco Systems, Inc., Dell Inc., Extreme Networks, Inc., F5 Networks, Inc., F-Secure Corporation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hitachi, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Juniper Networks Inc., Melco Holdings, NETGEAR, Inc., ZTE Corporation
Products & technologies (2): Network:Hardware, Network:Management
A GUI for a Network Management System client is provided. The GUI presents network alarms in more than one alarm window. Each alarm window includes a drop-down menu for selecting an alarm filter and a pause button for halting display of new alarms. Alarm filters may be retrieved from a database accessible from a number of NMS clients, thereby allowing public filters to be created by a supervisor. A method of automatically populating the “additional text” field of alarms in a way specified manually after installation of the NMS, which provides additional means of filtering alarms. The invention provides an improved interface by which network administrators can manage network alarms, the interface being particularly advantageous during floods of large numbers of network alarms.
1. A method of presenting network alarms through a graphical user interface (GUI) of a Network Management System (NMS), comprising:
receiving, in the NMS, first and second sets of alarms, wherein each set of alarms comprises probable cause and perceived severity;
presenting the first set of alarms in a first alarm window within the GUI, wherein the first set of alarms satisfies a first alarm filter;
presenting the second set of alarms in a second alarm window within the GUI, wherein the second set of alarms satisfies a second alarm filter that is different from the first alarm filter; and
storing the first alarm filter and the second alarm filter in a database accessible by a first NMS client on which the GUI is located, wherein the database is also accessible by at least a second NMS client on which a separate implementation of the GUI is located.
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