Connect to a Remote Gateway and Select a Profile
- Go to the Config section of the Gateway Webpage.
- Scroll down and select Alarming > Notification.
- Click Create new Alarm Notification Profile.
- Select Remote Gateway Notification, and click Next.
- All the known Gateways will be displayed. Choose from the list of available Gateways or you can set up a Gateway manually, then click Next.
- Once your Gateway is connected, Ignition exposes all the pipelines on that Gateway. Choose from the list of available Remote Notification Profiles, and click Next.
- The new Remote Notification Profile window will appear. It will automatically show the name of your Gateway followed by the name of the remote Profile unless you are manually specifying a remote profile. There is a naming convention that is used when identifying the 'Name' of the New Remote Notification Profile. It is the Gateway Name followed by an underscore and the name of the Profile (i.e., Ignition-ubuntu_Email). Click Create New Alarm Notification Profile.
- The Alarm Notification Profiles window will open showing all your alarm profiles including the one you just created.
Remote Gateway Notification Settings
|Gateway||The name of the remote gateway that contains the desired Alarm Notification Profile. The name in this field should match the name of the gateway as is reported in the Gateway Network incoming/outcoming connections.|
|Notification Profile||The name of the Alarm Notification Profile on the remote Gateway.|
Delay, in milliseconds, between retries of a failed attempt to synchronize with the remote profile. Default value is 10,000.In cases where multiple Remote Notification Profiles are targeting the same remote Gateway, the highest Retry Delay value amongst the Remote Notification Profiles will be used.
|Max Queued Alarm Transitions|
Maximum size of the transition evaluation queue before the oldest entries are start getting discarded. This queue is only expected to fill while the connection to the remote is not available. Default value is 10,000.In cases where multiple Remote Notification Profiles are targeting the same remote Gateway, the highest Max Queued Alarm Transition value amongst the Remote Notification Profiles will be used.
Enable the Remote Alarm Notification
The last steps are to select your Tag, add an alarm, and configure your alarm settings. If you already have an existing alarm, then all you need to do is go to your alarm configuration, and select the remote pipeline that you want to use for your alarm.
- In the Designer, under the Tag Browser, double click on your Tag (i.e., WriteableFloat1) to open the Tag Editor.
- In the Tag Editor, scroll down to Alarms and click the Edit icon .
- Select your alarm (i.e., Fault1). (If you don't have an alarm, then you'll need to add an alarm. (Refer to the section on Configuring Alarms.)
Scroll down to the Notification area and under Active Pipeline, select the remote pipeline (i.e., Core/Complex Pipeline) that you want to use from the dropdown list.
Now, you can even create new custom pipelines and use the remote notification profile through the Notification block, while expanding the significant power of alarm pipelines to include the notification capabilities of other Gateways sharing the same Gateway network.
Notification Modules need to be installed on the Gateway running the notification
The appropriate Notification Modules such as SMS and/or Voice must be installed on the Gateways that are executing the alarm notification.
Once your Notification profile is created, you can use it in an Alarm Pipeline.