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Network Working Group                                          S. Vallin
Internet-Draft                                          Stefan Vallin AB
Intended status: Standards Track                            M. Bjorklund
Expires: April 12, 2019                                            Cisco
                                                         October 9, 2018


                           YANG Alarm Module
                    draft-ietf-ccamp-alarm-module-04

Abstract

   This document defines a YANG module for alarm management.  It
   includes functions for alarm list management, alarm shelving and
   notifications to inform management systems.  There are also RPCs to
   manage the operator state of an alarm and administrative alarm
   procedures.  The module carefully maps to relevant alarm standards.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Terminology and Notation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Objectives  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Alarm Module Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  Alarm Definition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.2.  Alarm Type  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.3.  Identifying the Alarming Resource . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.4.  Identifying Alarm Instances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.5.  Alarm Life-Cycle  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.5.1.  Resource Alarm Life-Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.5.2.  Operator Alarm Life-cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       3.5.3.  Administrative Alarm Life-Cycle . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.6.  Root Cause, Impacted Resources and Related Alarms . . . .  10
     3.7.  Alarm Shelving  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.8.  Alarm Profiles  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   4.  Alarm Data Model  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.1.  Alarm Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       4.1.1.  Alarm Shelving  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.2.  Alarm Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.3.  Alarm Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.4.  The Alarm List  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     4.5.  The Shelved Alarms List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     4.6.  Alarm Profiles  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     4.7.  RPCs and Actions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     4.8.  Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   5.  Alarm YANG Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   6.  X.733 Extensions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  47
   7.  The X.733 Mapping Module  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  48
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  59
   9.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  59
   10. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  60
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  60
     11.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  60
     11.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  61
   Appendix A.  Vendor-specific Alarm-Types Example  . . . . . . . .  62
   Appendix B.  Alarm Inventory Example  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  63
   Appendix C.  Alarm List Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  64
   Appendix D.  Alarm Shelving Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  65
   Appendix E.  X.733 Mapping Example  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  66
   Appendix F.  Relationships to other standards . . . . . . . . . .  67
     F.1.  Relationship to RFC 8348  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  67
     F.2.  Relationship to other alarm standards . . . . . . . . . .  67
       F.2.1.  Alarm definition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  67



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       F.2.2.  Data model  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  69
   Appendix G.  Alarm Usability Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . .  71
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  74

1.  Introduction

   This document defines a YANG [RFC7950] module for alarm management.
   The purpose is to define a standardized alarm interface for network
   devices that can be easily integrated into management applications.
   The model is also applicable as a northbound alarm interface in the
   management applications.

   Alarm monitoring is a fundamental part of monitoring the network.
   Raw alarms from devices do not always tell the status of the network
   services or necessarily point to the root cause.  However, being able
   to feed alarms to the alarm management application in a standardized
   format is a starting point for performing higher level network
   assurance tasks.

   The design of the module is based on experience from using and
   implementing available alarm standards from ITU [X.733], 3GPP
   [ALARMIRP] and ANSI [ISA182].

1.1.  Terminology and Notation

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "NOT RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and
   "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in BCP
   14 [RFC2119] [RFC8174] when, and only when, they appear in all
   capitals, as shown here.

   The following terms are defined in [RFC7950]:

   o  action

   o  client

   o  data tree

   o  RPC

   o  server

   The following terms are used within this document:

   o  Alarm (the general concept): An alarm signifies an undesirable
      state in a resource that requires corrective action.




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   o  Alarm Type: An alarm type identifies a possible unique alarm state
      for a resource.  Alarm types are names to identify the state like
      "link-alarm", "jitter-violation", "high-disk-utilization".

   o  Resource: A fine-grained identification of the alarming resource,
      for example: an interface, a process.

   o  Alarm Instance: The alarm state for a specific resource and alarm
      type.  For example (GigabitEthernet0/15, link-alarm).  An entry in
      the alarm list.

   o  Alarm Inventory: A list of all possible alarm types on a system.

   o  Alarm Shelving: Blocking alarms according to specific criteria.

   o  Corrective Action: An action taken by an operator or automation
      routine in order to minimize the impact of the alarm or resolving
      the root cause.

   o  Management System: The alarm management application that consumes
      the alarms, i.e., acts as a client.

   o  System: The system that implements this YANG alarm module, i.e.,
      acts as a server.  This corresponds to a network device or a
      management application that provides a north-bound alarm
      interface.

   Tree diagrams used in this document follow the notation defined in
   [RFC8340].

2.  Objectives

   The objectives for the design of the Alarm Module are:

   o  Simple to use.  If a system supports this module, it shall be
      straight-forward to integrate this into a YANG based alarm
      manager.

   o  View alarms as states on resources and not as discrete
      notifications.

   o  Clear definition of "alarm" in order to exclude general events
      that should not be forwarded as alarm notifications.

   o  Clear and precise identification of alarm types and alarm
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   o  A management system should be able to pull all available alarm
      types from a system, i.e., read the alarm inventory from a system.
      This makes it possible to prepare alarm operators with
      corresponding alarm instructions.

   o  Address alarm usability requirements, see Appendix G.  While IETF
      has not really addressed alarm management, telecom standards has
      addressed it purely from a protocol perspective.  The process
      industry has published several relevant standards addressing
      requirements for a useful alarm interface; [EEMUA], [ISA182].
      This alarm module defines usability requirements as well as a YANG
      data model.

   o  Mapping to X.733, which is a requirement for some alarm systems.
      Still, keep some of the X.733 concepts out of the core model in
      order to make the model small and easy to understand.

3.  Alarm Module Concepts

   This section defines the fundamental concepts behind the data model.
   This section is rooted in the works of Vallin et. al [ALARMSEM].

3.1.  Alarm Definition

   An alarm signifies an undesirable state in a resource that requires
   corrective action.

   There are two main things to remember from this definition:

   1.  the definition focuses on leaving out events and logging
       information in general.  Alarms should only be used for undesired
       states that require action.

   2.  the definition also focus on alarms as a state on a resource, not
       the notifications that report the state changes.

   See Appendix F for information how this definition relates to other
   alarm standards.

3.2.  Alarm Type

   This document defines an alarm type with an alarm type id and an
   alarm type qualifier.

   The alarm type id is modeled as a YANG identity.  With YANG
   identities, new alarm types can be defined in a distributed fashion.
   YANG identities are hierarchical, which means that an hierarchy of
   alarm types can be defined.



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   Standards and vendors should define their own alarm type identities
   based on this definition.

   The use of YANG identities means that all possible alarms are
   identified at design time.  This explicit declaration of alarm types
   makes it easier to allow for alarm qualification reviews and
   preparation of alarm actions and documentation.

   There are occasions where the alarm types are not known at design
   time.  For example, a system with digital inputs that allows users to
   connects detectors (e.g., smoke detector) to the inputs.  In this
   case it is a configuration action that says that certain connectors
   are fire alarms for example.

   In order to allow for dynamic addition of alarm types the alarm
   module allows for further qualification of the identity based alarm
   type using a string.  A potential drawback of this is that there is a
   big risk that alarm operators will receive alarm types as a surprise,
   they do not know how to resolve the problem since a defined alarm
   procedure does not necessarily exist.  To avoid this risk the system
   MUST publish all possible alarm types in the alarm inventory, see
   Section 4.2.

   A vendor or standard organization can define their own alarm-type
   hierarchy.  The example below shows a hierarchy based on X.733 event
   types:

     import ietf-alarms {
       prefix al;
     }
     identity vendor-alarms {
       base al:alarm-type;
     }
     identity communications-alarm {
       base vendor-alarms;
     }
     identity link-alarm {
       base communications-alarm;
     }

   Alarm types can be abstract.  An abstract alarm type is used as a
   base for defining hierarchical alarm types.  Concrete alarm types are
   used for alarm states and appear in the alarm inventory.  There are
   two kinds of concrete alarm types:

   1.  The last subordinate identity in the "alarm-type-id" hierarchy is
       concrete, for example: "alarm-identity.environmental-
       alarm.smoke".  In this example "alarm-identity" and



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       "environmental-alarm" are abstract YANG identities, whereas
       "smoke" is a concrete YANG identity.

   2.  The YANG identity hierarchy is abstract and the concrete alarm
       type is defined by the dynamic alarm qualifier string, for
       example: "alarm-identity.environmental-alarm.external-detector"
       with alarm-type-qualifier "smoke".

   For example:

     // Alternative 1: concrete alarm type identity
     import ietf-alarms {
       prefix al;
     }
     identity environmental-alarm {
       base al:alarm-type;
       description "Abstract alarm type";
     }
     identity smoke {
       base environmental-alarm;
       description "Concrete alarm type";
     }

     // Alternative 2: concrete alarm type qualifier
     import ietf-alarms {
       prefix al;
     }
     identity environmental-alarm {
       base al:alarm-type;
       description "Abstract alarm type";
     }
     identity external-detector {
       base environmental-alarm;
       description
         "Abstract alarm type, a run-time configuration
          procedure sets the type of alarm detected. This will
          be reported in the alarm-type-qualifier.";
     }

   A server SHOULD strive to minimize the number of dynamically defined
   alarm types.

3.3.  Identifying the Alarming Resource

   It is of vital importance to be able to refer to the alarming
   resource.  This reference must be as fine-grained as possible.  If
   the alarming resource exists in the data tree then an instance-
   identifier MUST be used with the full path to the object.



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   When the module is used in a controller/orchestrator/manager the
   original device resource identification can be modified to include
   the device in the path.  The details depend on how devices are
   identified, and are out of scope for this specification.

   Example:

      The original device alarm might identify the resource as
      "/dev:interfaces/dev:interface[dev:name='FastEthernet1/0']".

      The resource identification in the manager could look something
      like: "/mgr:devices/mgr:device[mgr:name='xyz123']/dev:interfaces/
      dev:interface[dev:name='FastEthernet1/0']"

   This module also allows for alternate naming of the alarming resource
   if it is not available in the data tree.

3.4.  Identifying Alarm Instances

   A primary goal of this alarm module is to remove any ambiguity in how
   alarm notifications are mapped to an update of an alarm instance.
   X.733 and especially 3GPP were not really clear on this point.  This
   YANG alarm module states that the tuple (resource, alarm type
   identifier, alarm type qualifier) corresponds to a single alarm
   instance.  This means that alarm notifications for the same resource
   and same alarm type are matched to update the same alarm instance.
   These three leafs are therefore used as the key in the alarm list:

     list alarm {
       key "resource alarm-type-id alarm-type-qualifier";
       ...
     }

3.5.  Alarm Life-Cycle

   The alarm model clearly separates the resource alarm life-cycle from
   the operator and administrative life-cycles of an alarm.

   o  resource alarm life-cycle: the alarm instrumentation that controls
      alarm raise, clearance, and severity changes.

   o  operator alarm life-cycle: operators acting upon alarms with
      actions like acknowledgment and closing.  Closing an alarm implies
      that the operator considers the corrective action performed.
      Operators can also shelf (block/filter) alarms in order to avoid
      nuisance alarms.





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   o  administrative alarm life-cycle: purging (deleting) unwanted
      alarms and compressing the alarm status change list.  This module
      exposes operations to manage the administrative life-cycle.  The
      server may also perform these operations based on other policies,
      but how that is done is out of scope for this document.

   A server SHOULD describe how long it retains cleared/closed alarms:
   until manually purged or if it has an automatic removal policy.

3.5.1.  Resource Alarm Life-Cycle

   From a resource perspective, an alarm can for example have the
   following life-cycle: raise, change severity, change severity, clear,
   being raised again etc.  All of these status changes can have
   different alarm texts generated by the instrumentation.  Two
   important things to note:

   1.  Alarms are not deleted when they are cleared.  Deleting alarms is
       an administrative process.  The alarm module defines an rpc
       "purge" that deletes alarms.

   2.  Alarms are not cleared by operators, only the underlying
       instrumentation can clear an alarm.  Operators can close alarms.

   The YANG tree representation below illustrates the resource oriented
   life-cycle:

     +--ro alarm* [resource alarm-type-id alarm-type-qualifier]
        ...
        +--ro is-cleared                 boolean
        +--ro last-changed               yang:date-and-time
        +--ro perceived-severity         severity
        +--ro alarm-text                 alarm-text
        +--ro status-change* [time]
           +--ro time                    yang:date-and-time
           +--ro perceived-severity      severity-with-clear
           +--ro alarm-text              alarm-text

   For every status change from the resource perspective a row is added
   to the "status-change" list.  The last status values are also
   represented as leafs for the alarm.  Note well that the alarm
   severity does not include "cleared", alarm clearance is a boolean
   flag.

   An alarm can therefore look like this: ((GigabitEthernet0/25, link-
   alarm,""), false, T, major, "Interface GigabitEthernet0/25 down")





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3.5.2.  Operator Alarm Life-cycle

   Operators can also act upon alarms using the set-operator-state
   action:

     +--ro alarm* [resource alarm-type-id alarm-type-qualifier]
        ...
        +--ro operator-state-change* [time] {operator-actions}?
        |  +--ro time        yang:date-and-time
        |  +--ro operator    string
        |  +--ro state       operator-state
        |  +--ro text?       string
        +---x set-operator-state {operator-actions}?
           +---w input
              +---w state    writable-operator-state
              +---w text?    string

   The operator state for an alarm can be: "none", "ack", "shelved", and
   "closed".  Alarm deletion (using the rpc "purge-alarms"), can use
   this state as a criteria.  A closed alarm is an alarm where the
   operator has performed any required corrective actions.  Closed
   alarms are good candidates for being purged.

3.5.3.  Administrative Alarm Life-Cycle

   Deleting alarms from the alarm list is considered an administrative
   action.  This is supported by the "purge-alarms" rpc.  The "purge-
   alarms" rpc takes a filter as input.  The filter selects alarms based
   on the operator and resource life-cycle such as "all closed cleared
   alarms older than a time specification".  The server may also perform
   these operations based on other policies, but how that is done is out
   of scope for this document.

   Alarms can be compressed.  Compressing an alarm deletes all entries
   in the alarm's "status-change" list except for the last status
   change.  A client can perform this using the "compress-alarms" rpc.
   The server may also perform these operations based on other policies,
   but how that is done is out of scope for this document.

3.6.  Root Cause, Impacted Resources and Related Alarms

   The general principle of this alarm module is to limit the amount of
   alarms.  The alarm has two leaf-lists to identify possible impacted
   resources and possible root-cause resources.  The system should not
   represent individual alarms for the possible root-cause resources and
   impacted resources.  These serves as hints only.  It is up to the
   client application to use this information to present the overall
   status.



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   A system should always strive to identify the resource that can be
   acted upon as the "resource" leaf.  The "impacted-resource" leaf-list
   shall be used to identify any side-effects of the alarm.  The
   impacted resources can not be acted upon to fix the problem.  An
   example of this kind of alarm might be a disc full problem which
   impacts a number of databases.

   In some occasions the system might not be capable of detecting the
   root cause, the resource that can be acted upon.  The instrumentation
   in this case only monitors the side-effect and needs to represent an
   alarm that indicates a situation that needs acting upon.  The
   instrumentation still might identify possible candidates for the
   root-cause resource.  In this case the "root-cause-resource" leaf-
   list can be used to indicate the candidate root-cause resources.  An
   example of this kind of alarm might be an active test tool that
   detects an SLA violation on a VPN connection and identifies the
   devices along the chain as candidate root causes.

   The alarm module also supports a way to associate different alarms to
   each other with the "related-alarm" list.  This list enables the
   server to inform the client that certain alarms are related to other
   alarms.

   Note well that this module does not prescribe any dependencies or
   preference between the above alarm correlation mechanisms.  Different
   systems have different capabilities and the above described
   mechanisms are available to support the instrumentation features.

3.7.  Alarm Shelving

   Alarm shelving is an important function in order for alarm management
   applications and operators to stop superfluous alarms.  A shelved
   alarm implies that any alarms fulfilling this criteria are ignored
   (blocked/filtered).  Shelved alarms appear in a dedicated shelved
   alarm list in order not to disturb the relevant alarms.  Shelved
   alarms do not generate notifications.

3.8.  Alarm Profiles

   Alarm profiles are used to configure further information to an alarm
   type.  This module supports configuring severity levels overriding
   the system default levels.  This corresponds to the Alarm Assignment
   Profile, ASAP, functionality in M.3100 [M.3100] and M.3160 [M.3160].
   Other standard or enterprise modules can augment this list with
   further alarm type information.






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4.  Alarm Data Model

   The fundamental parts of the data model are the "alarm-list" with
   associated notifications and the "alarm-inventory" list of all
   possible alarm types.  These MUST be implemented by a system.  The
   rest of the data model are made conditional with YANG the features
   "operator-actions", "alarm-shelving", "alarm-history", "alarm-
   summary", "alarm-profile", and "severity-assignment".

   The data model has the following overall structure:

     +--rw control
     |  +--rw max-alarm-status-changes?         union
     |  +--rw (notify-status-changes)?
     |  |     ...
     |  +--rw alarm-shelving {alarm-shelving}?
     |        ...
     +--ro alarm-inventory
     |  +--ro alarm-type* [alarm-type-id alarm-type-qualifier]
     |        ...
     +--ro summary {alarm-summary}?
     |  +--ro alarm-summary* [severity]
     |  |     ...
     |  +--ro shelves-active?   empty {alarm-shelving}?
     +--ro alarm-list
     |  +--ro number-of-alarms?   yang:gauge32
     |  +--ro last-changed?       yang:date-and-time
     |  +--ro alarm* [resource alarm-type-id alarm-type-qualifier]
     |        ...
     +--ro shelved-alarms {alarm-shelving}?
     |  +--ro number-of-shelved-alarms?   yang:gauge32
     |  +--ro alarm-shelf-last-changed?   yang:date-and-time
     |  +--ro shelved-alarm*
     |          [resource alarm-type-id alarm-type-qualifier]
     |        ...
     +--rw alarm-profile*
             [alarm-type-id alarm-type-qualifier-match resource]
             {alarm-profile}?
        +--rw alarm-type-id                        al:alarm-type-id
        +--rw alarm-type-qualifier-match           string
        +--rw resource                             al:resource-match
        +--rw description                          string
        +--rw alarm-severity-assignment-profile
                {severity-assignment}?
              ...






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4.1.  Alarm Control

   The "/alarms/control/notify-status-changes" choice controls if
   notifications are sent for all state changes, only raise and clear,
   or only notifications more severe than a configured level.  This
   feature in combination with alarm shelving corresponds to the ITU
   Alarm Report Control functionality.

   Every alarm has a list of status changes, this is a circular list.
   The length of this list is controlled by "/alarms/control/max-alarm-
   status-changes".

4.1.1.  Alarm Shelving

   The shelving control tree is shown below:

     +--rw control
        +--rw alarm-shelving {alarm-shelving}?
           +--rw shelf* [name]
              +--rw name                          string
              +--rw resource*                     resource-match
              +--rw alarm-type-id?                alarm-type-id
              +--rw alarm-type-qualifier-match?   string
              +--rw description?                  string


   Shelved alarms are shown in a dedicated shelved alarm list.  The
   instrumentation MUST move shelved alarms from the alarm list
   (/alarms/alarm-list) to the shelved alarm list (/alarms/shelved-
   alarms/).  Shelved alarms do not generate any notifications.  When
   the shelving criteria is removed or changed the alarm list MUST be
   updated to the correct actual state of the alarms.

   Shelving and unshelving can only be performed by editing the shelf
   configuration.  It cannot be performed on individual alarms.  The
   server will add an operator state indicating that the alarm was
   shelved/unshelved.

   A leaf (/alarms/summary/shelfs-active) in the alarm summary indicates
   if there are shelved alarms.

   A system can select to not support the shelving feature.

4.2.  Alarm Inventory

   The alarm inventory represents all possible alarm types that may
   occur in the system.  A management system may use this to build alarm
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      The system might not instrument all defined alarm type identities,
      and some alarm identities are abstract.

      The system has configured dynamic alarm types using the alarm
      qualifier.  The inventory makes it possible for the management
      system to discover these.

   Note that the mechanism whereby dynamic alarm types are added using
   the alarm type qualifier MUST populate this list.

   The optional leaf-list "resource" in the alarm inventory enables the
   system to publish for which resources a given alarm type may appear.

   A server MUST implement the alarm inventory in order to enable
   controlled alarm procedures in the client.

   The alarm inventory tree is shown below:

     +--ro alarm-inventory
        +--ro alarm-type* [alarm-type-id alarm-type-qualifier]
           +--ro alarm-type-id           alarm-type-id
           +--ro alarm-type-qualifier    alarm-type-qualifier
           +--ro resource*               resource-match
           +--ro has-clear               boolean
           +--ro severity-levels*        severity
           +--ro description             string


4.3.  Alarm Summary

   The alarm summary list summarizes alarms per severity; how many
   cleared, cleared and closed, and closed.  It also gives an indication
   if there are shelved alarms.

   The alarm summary tree is shown below:
















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     +--ro summary {alarm-summary}?
        +--ro alarm-summary* [severity]
        |  +--ro severity                  severity
        |  +--ro total?                    yang:gauge32
        |  +--ro cleared?                  yang:gauge32
        |  +--ro cleared-not-closed?       yang:gauge32
        |  |       {operator-actions}?
        |  +--ro cleared-closed?           yang:gauge32
        |  |       {operator-actions}?
        |  +--ro not-cleared-closed?       yang:gauge32
        |  |       {operator-actions}?
        |  +--ro not-cleared-not-closed?   yang:gauge32
        |          {operator-actions}?
        +--ro shelves-active?   empty {alarm-shelving}?


4.4.  The Alarm List

   The alarm list (/alarms/alarm-list) is a function from (resource,
   alarm type, alarm type qualifier) to the current composite alarm
   state.  The composite state includes states for the resource life-
   cycle such as severity, clearance flag and operator states such as
   acknowledgment.




























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   +--ro alarm-list
      +--ro number-of-alarms?   yang:gauge32
      +--ro last-changed?       yang:date-and-time
      +--ro alarm* [resource alarm-type-id alarm-type-qualifier]
         +--ro resource                 resource
         +--ro alarm-type-id            alarm-type-id
         +--ro alarm-type-qualifier     alarm-type-qualifier
         +--ro alt-resource*            resource
         +--ro related-alarm*
         |       [resource alarm-type-id alarm-type-qualifier]
         |  +--ro resource
         |  |       -> /alarms/alarm-list/alarm/resource
         |  +--ro alarm-type-id           leafref
         |  +--ro alarm-type-qualifier    leafref
         +--ro impacted-resource*       resource
         +--ro root-cause-resource*     resource
         +--ro time-created             yang:date-and-time
         +--ro is-cleared               boolean
         +--ro last-changed             yang:date-and-time
         +--ro perceived-severity       severity
         +--ro alarm-text               alarm-text
         +--ro status-change* [time] {alarm-history}?
         |  +--ro time                  yang:date-and-time
         |  +--ro perceived-severity    severity-with-clear
         |  +--ro alarm-text            alarm-text
         +--ro operator-state-change* [time] {operator-actions}?
         |  +--ro time        yang:date-and-time
         |  +--ro operator    string
         |  +--ro state       operator-state
         |  +--ro text?       string
         +---x set-operator-state {operator-actions}?
         |  +---w input
         |     +---w state    writable-operator-state
         |     +---w text?    string
         +---n operator-action {operator-actions}?
            +-- time        yang:date-and-time
            +-- operator    string
            +-- state       operator-state
            +-- text?       string


   Every alarm has three important states, the resource clearance state
   "is-cleared", the severity "perceived-severity" and the operator
   state available in the operator state change list.

   In order to see the alarm history the resource state changes are
   available in the "status-change" list and the operator history is
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4.5.  The Shelved Alarms List

   The shelved alarm list has the same structure as the alarm list
   above.  It shows all the alarms that matches the shelving criteria
   (/alarms/control/alarm-shelving).

4.6.  Alarm Profiles

   Alarm profiles (/alarms/alarm-profile/) is a list of configurable
   alarm types.  The list supports configurable alarm severity levels in
   the container "alarm-severity-assignment-profile".  If an alarm
   matches the configured alarm type it MUST use the configured severity
   level(s) instead of the system default.  This configuration MUST also
   be represented in the alarm inventory.

     +--rw alarm-profile*
             [alarm-type-id alarm-type-qualifier-match resource]
             {alarm-profile}?
        +--rw alarm-type-id                        al:alarm-type-id
        +--rw alarm-type-qualifier-match           string
        +--rw resource                             al:resource-match
        +--rw description                          string
        +--rw alarm-severity-assignment-profile
                {severity-assignment}?
           +--rw severity-levels*   al:severity


4.7.  RPCs and Actions

   The alarm module supports rpcs and actions to manage the alarms:

      "purge-alarms" (rpc): delete alarms according to specific
      criteria, for example all cleared alarms older then a specific
      date.

      "compress-alarms" (rpc): compress the status-change list for the
      alarms.

      "set-operator-state" (action): change the operator state for an
      alarm: for example acknowledge.

4.8.  Notifications

   The alarm module supports a general notification to report alarm
   state changes.  It carries all relevant parameters for the alarm
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   There is also a notification to report that an operator changed the
   operator state on an alarm, like acknowledge.

   If the alarm inventory is changed, for example a new card type is
   inserted, a notification will tell the management application that
   new alarm types are available.



5.  Alarm YANG Module

   This YANG module references [RFC6991].

   <CODE BEGINS> file "ietf-alarms@2018-10-09.yang"
   module ietf-alarms {
     yang-version 1.1;
     namespace "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:yang:ietf-alarms";
     prefix al;

     import ietf-yang-types {
       prefix yang;
       reference "RFC 6991: Common YANG Data Types.";
     }

     organization
       "IETF CCAMP Working Group";
     contact
       "WG Web:   <http://tools.ietf.org/wg/ccamp>
        WG List:  <mailto:ccamp@ietf.org>

        Editor:   Stefan Vallin
                  <mailto:stefan@wallan.se>

        Editor:   Martin Bjorklund
                  <mailto:mbj@tail-f.com>";
     description
       "This module defines an interface for managing alarms.  Main
        inputs to the module design are the 3GPP Alarm IRP, ITU-T X.733
        and ANSI/ISA-18.2 alarm standards.

        Main features of this module include:

          * Alarm list:
                    A list of all alarms.  Cleared alarms stay in
                    the list until explicitly purged.

          * Operator actions on alarms:
                    Acknowledging and closing alarms.



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          * Administrative actions on alarms:
                    Purging alarms from the list according to specific
                    criteria.

          * Alarm inventory:
                    A management application can read all
                    alarm types implemented by the system.

          * Alarm shelving:
                    Shelving (blocking) alarms according
                    to specific criteria.

          * Alarm profiles:
                    A management system can attach further
                    information to alarm types, for example
                    overriding system default severity
                    levels.

        This module uses a stateful view on alarms.  An alarm is a state
        for a specific resource (note that an alarm is not a
        notification).  An alarm type is a possible alarm state for a
        resource.  For example, the tuple:

          ('link-alarm', 'GigabitEthernet0/25')

        is an alarm of type 'link-alarm' on the resource
        'GigabitEthernet0/25'.

        Alarm types are identified using YANG identities and an optional
        string-based qualifier.  The string-based qualifier allows for
        dynamic extension of the statically defined alarm types.  Alarm
        types identify a possible alarm state and not the individual
        notifications.  For example, the traditional 'link-down' and
        'link-up' notifications are two notifications referring to the
        same alarm type 'link-alarm'.

        With this design there is no ambiguity about how alarm and alarm
        clear correlation should be performed: notifications that report
        the same resource and alarm type are considered updates of the
        same alarm, e.g., clearing an active alarm or changing the
        severity of an alarm.

        The instrumentation can update 'severity' and 'alarm-text' on an
        existing alarm.  The above alarm example can therefore look
        like:

          (('link-alarm', 'GigabitEthernet0/25'),
           warning,



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           'interface down while interface admin state is up')

        There is a clear separation between updates on the alarm from
        the underlying resource, like clear, and updates from an
        operator like acknowledge or closing an alarm:

          (('link-alarm', 'GigabitEthernet0/25'),
           warning,
           'interface down while interface admin state is up',
           cleared,
           closed)

        Administrative actions like removing closed alarms older than a
        given time is supported.

        This alarm module does not define how the underlying
        instrumentation detects and clears the specific alarms.
        That belongs to the SDO or enterprise that owns that
        specific technology.

        Copyright (c) 2018 IETF Trust and the persons identified as
        authors of the code. All rights reserved.

        Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or
        without modification, is permitted pursuant to, and subject to
        the license terms contained in, the Simplified BSD License set
        forth in Section 4.c of the IETF Trust's Legal Provisions
        Relating to IETF Documents
        (https://trustee.ietf.org/license-info).

        The key words 'MUST', 'MUST NOT', 'REQUIRED', 'SHALL', 'SHALL
        NOT', 'SHOULD', 'SHOULD NOT', 'RECOMMENDED', 'MAY', and
        'OPTIONAL' in the module text are to be interpreted as described
        in RFC 2119 (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2119).

        This version of this YANG module is part of RFC XXXX
        (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfcXXXX); see the RFC itself for
        full legal notices.";

     revision 2018-10-09 {
       description
         "Initial revision.";
       reference "RFC XXXX: YANG Alarm Module";
     }

     /*
      * Features
      */



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     feature operator-actions {
       description
         "This feature indicates that the system supports operator
          states on alarms.";
     }

     feature alarm-shelving {
       description
         "This feature indicates that the system supports shelving
          (blocking) alarms.";
     }

     feature alarm-history {
       description
         "This feature indicates that server maintains a history of
          state changes for each alarm.  For example, if an alarm
          toggles between cleared and active 10 times, these state
          changes are present in a separate list in the alarm.";
     }

     feature alarm-summary {
       description
         "This feature indicates that the server summarizes the number
          of alarms per severity and operator state.";
     }

     feature alarm-profile {
       description
         "The system supports clients to configure further information
          to each alarm type.";
     }

     feature severity-assignment {
       description
         "The system supports configurable alarm severity levels.";
       reference
         "M.3160/M.3100 Alarm Severity Assignment Profile, ASAP";
     }

     /*
      * Identities
      */

     identity alarm-type-id {
       description
         "Base identity for alarm types.  A unique identification of the
          alarm, not including the resource.  Different resources can
          share alarm types.  If the resource reports the same alarm



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          type, it is to be considered to be the same alarm.  The alarm
          type is a simplification of the different X.733 and 3GPP alarm
          IRP alarm correlation mechanisms and it allows for
          hierarchical extensions.

          A string-based qualifier can be used in addition to the
          identity in order to have different alarm types based on
          information not known at design-time, such as values in
          textual SNMP Notification var-binds.

          Standards and vendors can define sub-identities to clearly
          identify specific alarm types.

          This identity is abstract and MUST NOT be used for alarms.";
     }

     /*
      * Common types
      */

     typedef resource {
       type union {
         type instance-identifier {
           require-instance false;
         }
         type yang:object-identifier;
         type yang:uuid;
         type string;
       }
       description
         "This is an identification of the alarming resource, such as an
          interface.  It should be as fine-grained as possible both to
          guide the operator and to guarantee uniqueness of the alarms.

          If the alarming resource is modelled in YANG, this type will
          be an instance-identifier.

          If the resource is an SNMP object, the type will be an
          object-identifier.

          If the resource is anything else, for example a distinguished
          name or a CIM path, this type will be a string.

          If the alarming object is identified by a UUID use the uuid
          type. Be cautious when using this type, since a UUID is hard
          to use for an operator.

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          be in the order as given in the union definition.";
     }

     typedef resource-match {
       type union {
         type yang:xpath1.0;
         type yang:object-identifier;
         type string;
       }
       description
         "This type is used to match resources of type 'resource'.
          Since the type 'resource' is a union of different types,
          the 'resource-match' type is also a union of corresponding
          types.

          If the type is given as an XPath 1.0 expression, a resource
          of type 'instance-identifier' matches if the instance is part
          of the node set that is the result of evaluating the XPath 1.0
          expression.  For example, the XPath 1.0 expression:

           /if:interfaces/if:interface[if:type='ianaift:ethernetCsmacd']

          would match the resource instance-identifier:

           /if:interfaces/if:interface[if:name='eth1'],

          assuming that the interface 'eth1' is of type
          'ianaift:ethernetCsmacd'.

          If the type is given as an object identifier, a resource of
          type 'object-identifier' matches if the match object
          identifier is a prefix of the resource's object identifier.
          For example, the value:

           1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2

          would match the resource object identifier:

           1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.1.5

          If the type is given as an UUID or a string, it is interpreted
          as a W3C regular expression, which matches a resource of type
          'yang:uuid' or 'string' if the given regular expression
          matches the resource string.

          If the type is given as an XPath expression it is evaluated
          in the following XPath context:




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            o The set of namespace declarations are those in scope on
              the leaf element where this type is used.

            o  The set of variable bindings is empty.

            o  The function library is the core function library
               and the functions defined in Section 10 of RFC 7950.

            o  The function library is the core function library

            o  The context node is the root node in the data tree.";
     }

     typedef alarm-text {
       type string;
       description
         "The string used to inform operators about the alarm.  This
          MUST contain enough information for an operator to be able
          to understand the problem and how to resolve it.  If this
          string contains structure, this format should be clearly
          documented for programs to be able to parse that
          information.";
     }

     typedef severity {
       type enumeration {
         enum indeterminate {
           value 2;
           description
             "Indicates that the severity level could not be
              determined.  This level SHOULD be avoided.";
         }
         enum minor {
           value 3;
           description
             "The 'minor' severity level indicates the existence of a
              non-service affecting fault condition and that corrective
              action should be taken in order to prevent a more serious
              (for example, service affecting) fault.  Such a severity
              can be reported, for example, when the detected alarm
              condition is not currently degrading the capacity of the
              resource.";
         }
         enum warning {
           value 4;
           description
             "The 'warning' severity level indicates the detection of a
              potential or impending service affecting fault, before any



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              significant effects have been felt.  Action should be
              taken to further diagnose (if necessary) and correct the
              problem in order to prevent it from becoming a more
              serious service affecting fault.";
         }
         enum major {
           value 5;
           description
             "The 'major' severity level indicates that a service
              affecting condition has developed and an urgent corrective
              action is required.  Such a severity can be reported, for
              example, when there is a severe degradation in the
              capability of the resource and its full capability must be
              restored.";
         }
         enum critical {
           value 6;
           description
             "The 'critical' severity level indicates that a service
              affecting condition has occurred and an immediate
              corrective action is required.  Such a severity can be
              reported, for example, when a resource becomes totally out
              of service and its capability must be restored.";
         }
       }
       description
         "The severity level of the alarm.  Note well that value 'clear'
          is not included.  If an alarm is cleared or not is a separate
          boolean flag.";
       reference
         "ITU Recommendation X.733: Information Technology
            - Open Systems Interconnection
            - System Management: Alarm Reporting Function";
     }

     typedef severity-with-clear {
       type union {
         type enumeration {
           enum cleared {
             value 1;
             description
               "The alarm is cleared by the instrumentation.";
           }
         }
         type severity;
       }
       description
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          This is used *only* in notifications reporting state changes
          for an alarm.";
     }

     typedef writable-operator-state {
       type enumeration {
         enum none {
           value 1;
           description
             "The alarm is not being taken care of.";
         }
         enum ack {
           value 2;
           description
             "The alarm is being taken care of. Corrective action not
              taken yet, or failed";
         }
         enum closed {
           value 3;
           description
             "Corrective action taken successfully.";
         }
       }
       description
         "Operator states on an alarm.  The 'closed' state indicates
          that an operator considers the alarm being resolved.  This
          is separate from the alarm's 'is-cleared' leaf.";
     }

     typedef operator-state {
       type union {
         type writable-operator-state;
         type enumeration {
           enum shelved {
             value 4;
             description
               "The alarm is shelved.  Alarms in /alarms/shelved-alarms/
                MUST be assigned this operator state by the server as
                the last entry in the operator-state-change list. The
                text for that entry SHOULD include the shelf name.";
           }
           enum un-shelved {
             value 5;
             description
               "The alarm is moved back to 'alarm-list' from a shelf.
                Alarms that are moved from /alarms/shelved-alarms/ to
                /alarms/alarm-list MUST be assigned this state by the
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                list.  The text for that entry SHOULD include the shelf
                name.";
           }
         }
       }
       description
         "Operator states on an alarm.  The 'closed' state indicates
          that an operator considers the alarm being resolved.  This
          is separate from the alarm's 'is-cleared' leaf.";
     }

     /* Alarm type */

     typedef alarm-type-id {
       type identityref {
         base alarm-type-id;
       }
       description
         "Identifies an alarm type.  The description of the alarm type
          id MUST indicate if the alarm type is abstract or not.  An
          abstract alarm type is used as a base for other alarm type ids
          and will not be used as a value for an alarm or be present in
          the alarm inventory.";
     }

     typedef alarm-type-qualifier {
       type string;
       description
         "If an alarm type can not be fully specified at design time by
          alarm-type-id, this string qualifier is used in addition to
          fully define a unique alarm type.

          The definition of alarm qualifiers is considered being part
          of the instrumentation and out of scope for this module.
          An empty string is used when this is part of a key.";
     }

     /*
      * Groupings
      */

     grouping common-alarm-parameters {
       description
         "Common parameters for an alarm.

          This grouping is used both in the alarm list and in the
          notification representing an alarm state change.";
       leaf resource {



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         type resource;
         mandatory true;
         description
           "The alarming resource.  See also 'alt-resource'.
            This could for example be a reference to the alarming
            interface";
       }
       leaf alarm-type-id {
         type alarm-type-id;
         mandatory true;
         description
           "This leaf and the leaf 'alarm-type-qualifier' together
            provides a unique identification of the alarm type.";
       }
       leaf alarm-type-qualifier {
         type alarm-type-qualifier;
         description
           "This leaf is used when the 'alarm-type-id' leaf cannot
            uniquely identify the alarm type.  Normally, this is not
            the case, and this leaf is the empty string.";
       }
       leaf-list alt-resource {
         type resource;
         description
           "Used if the alarming resource is available over other
            interfaces.  This field can contain SNMP OID's, CIM paths or
            3GPP Distinguished names for example.";
       }
       list related-alarm {
         key "resource alarm-type-id alarm-type-qualifier";
         description
           "References to related alarms.  Note that the related alarm
            might have been purged from the alarm list.";
         leaf resource {
           type leafref {
             path "/alarms/alarm-list/alarm/resource";
             require-instance false;
           }
           description
             "The alarming resource for the related alarm.";
         }
         leaf alarm-type-id {
           type leafref {
             path "/alarms/alarm-list/alarm"
                + "[resource=current()/../resource]"
                + "/alarm-type-id";
             require-instance false;
           }



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           description
             "The alarm type identifier for the related alarm.";
         }
         leaf alarm-type-qualifier {
           type leafref {
             path "/alarms/alarm-list/alarm"
                + "[resource=current()/../resource]"
                + "[alarm-type-id=current()/../alarm-type-id]"
                + "/alarm-type-qualifier";
             require-instance false;
           }
           description
             "The alarm qualifier for the related alarm.";
         }
       }
       leaf-list impacted-resource {
         type resource;
         description
           "Resources that might be affected by this alarm.  If the
            system creates an alarm on a resource and also has a mapping
            to other resources that might be impacted, these resources
            can be listed in this leaf-list.  In this way the system can
            create one alarm instead of several.  For example, if an
            interface has an alarm, the 'impacted-resource' can
            reference the aggregated port channels.";
       }
       leaf-list root-cause-resource {
         type resource;
         description
           "Resources that are candidates for causing the alarm.  If the
            system has a mechanism to understand the candidate root
            causes of an alarm, this leaf-list can be used to list the
            root cause candidate resources.  In this way the system can
            create one alarm instead of several.  An example might be a
            logging system (alarm resource) that fails, the alarm can
            reference the file-system in the 'root-cause-resource'
            leaf-list. Note that the intended use is not to also send an
            an alarm with the root-cause-resource as alarming resource.
            The root-cause-resource leaf list is a hint and should not
            also generate an alarm for the same problem.";
       }
     }

     grouping alarm-state-change-parameters {
       description
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          This grouping is used both in the alarm list's



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          status-change list and in the notification representing an
          alarm state change.";
       leaf time {
         type yang:date-and-time;
         mandatory true;
         description
           "The time the status of the alarm changed.  The value
            represents the time the real alarm state change appeared
            in the resource and not when it was added to the
            alarm list. The /alarm-list/alarm/last-changed MUST be
            set to the same value.";
       }
       leaf perceived-severity {
         type severity-with-clear;
         mandatory true;
         description
           "The severity of the alarm as defined by X.733.  Note
            that this may not be the original severity since the alarm
            may have changed severity.";
         reference
           "ITU Recommendation X.733: Information Technology
              - Open Systems Interconnection
              - System Management: Alarm Reporting Function";
       }
       leaf alarm-text {
         type alarm-text;
         mandatory true;
         description
           "A user friendly text describing the alarm state change.";
         reference
           "ITU Recommendation X.733: Information Technology
              - Open Systems Interconnection
              - System Management: Alarm Reporting Function";
       }
     }

     grouping operator-parameters {
       description
         "This grouping defines parameters that can be changed by an
          operator.";
       leaf time {
         type yang:date-and-time;
         mandatory true;
         description
           "Timestamp for operator action on alarm.";
       }
       leaf operator {
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         mandatory true;
         description
           "The name of the operator that has acted on this
            alarm.";
       }
       leaf state {
         type operator-state;
         mandatory true;
         description
           "The operator's view of the alarm state.";
       }
       leaf text {
         type string;
         description
           "Additional optional textual information provided by
            the operator.";
       }
     }

     grouping resource-alarm-parameters {
       description
         "Alarm parameters that originates from the resource view.";
       leaf is-cleared {
         type boolean;
         mandatory true;
         description
           "Indicates the current clearance state of the alarm.  An
            alarm might toggle from active alarm to cleared alarm and
            back to active again.";
       }
       leaf last-changed {
         type yang:date-and-time;
         mandatory true;
         description
           "A timestamp when the alarm status was last changed.  Status
            changes are changes to 'is-cleared', 'perceived-severity',
            and 'alarm-text'.";
       }
       leaf perceived-severity {
         type severity;
         mandatory true;
         description
           "The last severity of the alarm.

            If an alarm was raised with severity 'warning', but later
            changed to 'major', this leaf will show 'major'.";
       }
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         type alarm-text;
         mandatory true;
         description
           "The last reported alarm text.  This text should contain
            information for an operator to be able to understand
            the problem and how to resolve it.";
       }
       list status-change {
         if-feature "alarm-history";
         key "time";
         min-elements 1;
         description
           "A list of status change events for this alarm.

            The entry with latest time-stamp in this list MUST
            correspond to the leafs 'is-cleared', 'perceived-severity'
            and 'alarm-text' for the alarm.  The time-stamp for that
            entry MUST be equal to the 'last-changed' leaf.

            This list is ordered according to the timestamps of
            alarm state changes.  The last item corresponds to the
            latest state change.

            The following state changes creates an entry in this
            list:
            - changed severity (warning, minor, major, critical)
            - clearance status, this also updates the 'is-cleared'
              leaf
            - alarm text update";
         uses alarm-state-change-parameters;
       }
     }

     /*
      * The /alarms data tree
      */

     container alarms {
       description
         "The top container for this module.";
       container control {
         description
           "Configuration to control the alarm behaviour.";
         leaf max-alarm-status-changes {
           type union {
             type uint16;
             type enumeration {
               enum infinite {



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                 description
                   "The status change entries are accumulated
                    infinitely.";
               }
             }
           }
           default "32";
           description
             "The status-change entries are kept in a circular list
              per alarm.  When this number is exceeded, the oldest
              status change entry is automatically removed.  If the
              value is 'infinite', the status change entries are
              accumulated infinitely.";
         }
         choice notify-status-changes {
           description
             "This leaf controls the notifications sent for alarm status
              updates. There are three options:
              1. notifications are sent for all updates, severity level
                 changes and alarm text changes
              2. notifications are only sent for alarm raise and clear
              3. notifications are sent for status changes equal to or
                 above the specified severity level. Clear notifications
                 shall always be sent
                 Notifications shall also be sent for state changes that
                 makes an alarm less severe than the specified level.
              In option 3, assuming the severity level is set to major,
              and that the alarm has the following state changes
              [(Time, severity, clear)]:
              [(T1, major, -), (T2, minor, -), (T3, warning, -),
               (T4, minor, -), (T5, major, -), (T6, critical, -),
               (T7, major. -), (T8, major, clear)]
              In that case, notifications will be sent at
              T1, T2, T5, T6, T7 and T8.";
           leaf notify-all-state-changes {
             type empty;
             description
               "Send notifications for all status changes.";
           }
           leaf notify-raise-and-clear {
             type empty;
             description
               "Send notifications only for raise, clear, and re-raise.
                Notifications for severity level changes or alarm text
                changes are not sent.";
           }
           leaf notify-severity-level {
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             description
               "Only send notifications for alarm state changes
                crossing the specified level. Always send clear
                notifications.";
           }
         }
         container alarm-shelving {
           if-feature "alarm-shelving";
           description
             "The alarm-shelving/shelf list is used to shelve
              (block/filter) alarms.  The server will move any alarms
              corresponding to the shelving criteria from the
              alarms/alarm-list/alarm list to the
              alarms/shelved-alarms/shelved-alarm list.  It will also
              stop sending notifications for the shelved alarms.  The
              conditions in the shelf criteria are logically ANDed.
              When the shelving criteria is deleted or changed, the
              non-matching alarms MUST appear in the
              alarms/alarm-list/alarm list according to the real state.
              This means that the instrumentation MUST maintain states
              for the shelved alarms.  Alarms that match the criteria
              shall have an operator-state 'shelved'. When the shelf
              configuration will remove an alarm from the shelf the
              server shall add an operator state 'unshelved'.";
           list shelf {
             key "name";
             leaf name {
               type string;
               description
                 "An arbitrary name for the alarm shelf.";
             }
             description
               "Each entry defines the criteria for shelving alarms.
                Criteria are ANDed.  If no criteria are specified,
                all alarms will be shelved.";
             leaf-list resource {
               type resource-match;
               description
                 "Shelve alarms for matching resources.";
             }
             leaf alarm-type-id {
               type alarm-type-id;
               description
                 "Shelve all alarms that have an alarm-type-id that is
                  equal to or derived from the given alarm-type-id.";
             }
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               description
                 "A W3C regular expression that is used to match
                  an alarm type qualifier. Shelve all alarms that
                  matches this regular expression for the alarm
                  type qualifier.";
             }
             leaf description {
               type string;
               description
                 "An optional textual description of the shelf.  This
                  description should include the reason for shelving
                  these alarms.";
             }
           }
         }
       }
       container alarm-inventory {
         config false;
         description
           "This alarm-inventory/alarm-type list contains all possible
            alarm types for the system.
            If the system knows for which resources a specific alarm
            type can appear, this is also identified in the inventory.
            The list also tells if each alarm type has a corresponding
            clear state.  The inventory shall only contain concrete
            alarm types.

            The alarm inventory MUST be updated by the system when new
            alarms can appear.  This can be the case when installing new
            software modules or inserting new card types.  A
            notification 'alarm-inventory-changed' is sent when the
            inventory is changed.";
         list alarm-type {
           key "alarm-type-id alarm-type-qualifier";
           description
             "An entry in this list defines a possible alarm.";
           leaf alarm-type-id {
             type alarm-type-id;
             description
               "The statically defined alarm type identifier for this
                possible alarm.";
           }
           leaf alarm-type-qualifier {
             type alarm-type-qualifier;
             description
               "The optionally dynamically defined alarm type identifier
                for this possible alarm.";
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           leaf-list resource {
             type resource-match;
             description
               "Optionally, specifies for which resources the alarm type
                is valid.";
           }
           leaf has-clear {
             type boolean;
             mandatory true;
             description
               "This leaf tells the operator if the alarm will be
                cleared when the correct corrective action has been
                taken.  Implementations SHOULD strive for detecting the
                cleared state for all alarm types.  If this leaf is
                true, the operator can monitor the alarm until it
                becomes cleared after the corrective action has been
                taken.  If this leaf is false the operator needs to
                validate that the alarm is not longer active using other
                mechanisms.  Alarms can lack a corresponding clear due
                to missing instrumentation or that there is no logical
                corresponding clear state.";
           }
           leaf-list severity-levels {
             type severity;
             description
               "This leaf-list indicates the possible severity levels of
                this alarm type. Note well that 'clear' is not part of
                the severity type. In general, the severity level should
                be defined by the instrumentation based on dynamic state
                and not defined statically by the alarm type in order to
                provide relevant severity level based on dynamic state
                and context. However most alarm types have a defined set
                of possible severity levels and this should be provided
                here.";
           }
           leaf description {
             type string;
             mandatory true;
             description
               "A description of the possible alarm.  It SHOULD include
                information on possible underlying root causes and
                corrective actions.";
           }
         }
       }
       container summary {
         if-feature "alarm-summary";
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         description
           "This container gives a summary of number of alarms.";
         list alarm-summary {
           key "severity";
           description
             "A global summary of all alarms in the system. The summary
              does not include shelved alarms.";
           leaf severity {
             type severity;
             description
               "Alarm summary for this severity level.";
           }
           leaf total {
             type yang:gauge32;
             description
               "Total number of alarms of this severity level.";
           }
           leaf cleared {
             type yang:gauge32;
             description
               "For this severity level, the number of alarms that are
                cleared.";
           }
           leaf cleared-not-closed {
             if-feature "operator-actions";
             type yang:gauge32;
             description
               "For this severity level, the number of alarms that are
                cleared but not closed.";
           }
           leaf cleared-closed {
             if-feature "operator-actions";
             type yang:gauge32;
             description
               "For this severity level, the number of alarms that are
                cleared and closed.";
           }
           leaf not-cleared-closed {
             if-feature "operator-actions";
             type yang:gauge32;
             description
               "For this severity level, the number of alarms that are
                not cleared but closed.";
           }
           leaf not-cleared-not-closed {
             if-feature "operator-actions";
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             description



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               "For this severity level, the number of alarms that are
                not cleared and not closed.";
           }
         }
         leaf shelves-active {
           if-feature "alarm-shelving";
           type empty;
           description
             "This is a hint to the operator that there are active
              alarm shelves.  This leaf MUST exist if the
              alarms/shelved-alarms/number-of-shelved-alarms is > 0.";
         }
       }
       container alarm-list {
         config false;
         description
           "The alarms in the system.";
         leaf number-of-alarms {
           type yang:gauge32;
           description
             "This object shows the total number of
              alarms in the system, i.e., the total number
              of entries in the alarm list.";
         }
         leaf last-changed {
           type yang:date-and-time;
           description
             "A timestamp when the alarm list was last
              changed.  The value can be used by a manager to
              initiate an alarm resynchronization procedure.";
         }
         list alarm {
           key "resource alarm-type-id alarm-type-qualifier";
           description
             "The list of alarms.  Each entry in the list holds one
              alarm for a given alarm type and resource.
              An alarm can be updated from the underlying resource or
              by the user.  The following leafs are maintained by the
              resource:  is-cleared, last-change, perceived-severity,
              and alarm-text.  An operator can change: operator-state
              and operator-text.

              Entries appear in the alarm list the first time an
              alarm becomes active for a given alarm-type and resource.
              Entries do not get deleted when the alarm is cleared, this
              is a boolean state in the alarm.

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              explicit purge action.  For example, purge all alarms
              that are cleared and in closed operator-state that are
              older than 24 hours.  Systems may also remove alarms based
              on locally configured policies which is out of scope for
              this module.";
           uses common-alarm-parameters;
           leaf time-created {
             type yang:date-and-time;
             mandatory true;
             description
               "The time-stamp when this alarm entry was created. This
                represents the first time the alarm appeared, it can
                also represent that the alarm re-appeared after a purge.
                Further state-changes of the same alarm does not change
                this leaf, these changes will update the 'last-changed'
                leaf.";
           }
           uses resource-alarm-parameters;
           list operator-state-change {
             if-feature "operator-actions";
             key "time";
             description
               "This list is used by operators to indicate
                the state of human intervention on an alarm.
                For example, if an operator has seen an alarm,
                the operator can add a new item to this list indicating
                that the alarm is acknowledged.";
             uses operator-parameters;
           }
           action set-operator-state {
             if-feature "operator-actions";
             description
               "This is a means for the operator to indicate
                the level of human intervention on an alarm.";
             input {
               leaf state {
                 type writable-operator-state;
                 mandatory true;
                 description
                   "Set this operator state.";
               }
               leaf text {
                 type string;
                 description
                   "Additional optional textual information.";
               }
             }
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           notification operator-action {
             if-feature "operator-actions";
             description
               "This notification is used to report that an operator
                acted upon an alarm.";
             uses operator-parameters;
           }
         }
       }
       container shelved-alarms {
         if-feature "alarm-shelving";
         config false;
         description
           "The shelved alarms.  Alarms appear here if they match the
            criteria in /alarms/control/alarm-shelving.  This list does
            not generate any notifications.  The list represents alarms
            that are considered not relevant by the operator.  Alarms in
            this list have an operator-state of 'shelved'. This can not
            be changed.";
         leaf number-of-shelved-alarms {
           type yang:gauge32;
           description
             "This object shows the total number of currently
              alarms, i.e., the total number of entries
              in the alarm list.";
         }
         leaf alarm-shelf-last-changed {
           type yang:date-and-time;
           description
             "A timestamp when the shelved alarm list was last
              changed.  The value can be used by a manager to
              initiate an alarm resynchronization procedure.";
         }
         list shelved-alarm {
           key "resource alarm-type-id alarm-type-qualifier";
           description
             "The list of shelved alarms.  Shelved alarms
              can only be updated from the underlying resource,
              no operator actions are supported.";
           uses common-alarm-parameters;
           leaf shelf-name {
             type leafref {
               path "/alarms/control/alarm-shelving/shelf/name";
               require-instance false;
             }
             description
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           uses resource-alarm-parameters;
           list operator-state-change {
             if-feature "operator-actions";
             key "time";
             description
               "This list is used by operators to indicate
                the state of human intervention on an alarm.
                For shelved alarms, the system has set the list
                item in the list to 'shelved'.";
             uses operator-parameters;
           }
         }
       }
       list alarm-profile {
         if-feature "alarm-profile";
         key "alarm-type-id alarm-type-qualifier-match resource";
         ordered-by user;
         description
           "This list is used to assign further information or
            configuration for each alarm type. This module supports
            a mechanism where the client can override the system
            default alarm severity levels. The alarm-profile is
            also a useful augmentation point for specific additions
            to alarm types.";
         leaf alarm-type-id {
           type al:alarm-type-id;
           description
             "The alarm type identifier to match.";
         }
         leaf alarm-type-qualifier-match {
           type string;
           description
             "A W3C regular expression that is used to
              match.";
         }
         leaf resource {
           type al:resource-match;
           description
             "Specifies which resources to match.";
         }
         leaf description {
           type string;
           mandatory true;
           description
             "A description of the alarm profile.";
         }
         container alarm-severity-assignment-profile {
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           description
             "The client can override the system default
              severity level.";
           reference
             "ITU M.3100, ITU M.3160
              - Generic Network Information Model,
              Alarm Severity Assignment Profile";
           leaf-list severity-levels {
             type al:severity;
             ordered-by user;
             description
               "Specifies the configured severity level(s) for the
                matching alarm.  If the alarm has several severity
                levels the leaf-list shall be given in rising severity
                order. The original M3100/M3160 ASAP function only
                allows for a one-to-one mapping between alarm type and
                severity but since the IETF alarm module supports
                stateful alarms the mapping must allow for several
                severity levels.

                Assume a high-utilisation alarm type with two
                thresholds with the system default severity levels of
                threshold1 = warning and threshold2 = minor. Setting
                this leaf-list to (minor, major) will assign the
                severity levels threshold1 = minor and
                threshold2 = major";
           }
         }
       }
     }

     /*
      * Operations
      */

     rpc compress-alarms {
       if-feature "alarm-history";
       description
         "This operation requests the server to compress entries in the
          alarm list by removing all but the latest state change for all
          alarms.  Conditions in the input are logically ANDed.  If no
          input condition is given, all alarms are compressed.";
       input {
         leaf resource {
           type leafref {
             path "/alarms/alarm-list/alarm/resource";
             require-instance false;
           }



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           description
             "Compress the alarms with this resource.";
         }
         leaf alarm-type-id {
           type leafref {
             path "/alarms/alarm-list/alarm/alarm-type-id";
             require-instance false;
           }
           description
             "Compress alarms with this alarm-type-id.";
         }
         leaf alarm-type-qualifier {
           type leafref {
             path "/alarms/alarm-list/alarm/alarm-type-qualifier";
             require-instance false;
           }
           description
             "Compress the alarms with this alarm-type-qualifier.";
         }
       }
       output {
         leaf compressed-alarms {
           type uint32;
           description
             "Number of compressed alarm entries.";
         }
       }
     }
     rpc compress-shelved-alarms {
       if-feature "alarm-history and alarm-shelving";
       description
         "This operation requests the server to compress entries in the
          shelved alarm list by removing all but the latest state change
          for all alarms.  Conditions in the input are logically ANDed.
          If no input condition is given, all alarms are compressed.";
       input {
         leaf resource {
           type leafref {
             path "/alarms/shelved-alarms/shelved-alarm/resource";
             require-instance false;
           }
           description
             "Compress the alarms with this resource.";
         }
         leaf alarm-type-id {
           type leafref {
             path "/alarms/shelved-alarms/shelved-alarm/alarm-type-id";
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           }
           description
             "Compress alarms with this alarm-type-id.";
         }
         leaf alarm-type-qualifier {
           type leafref {
             path "/alarms/shelved-alarms/shelved-alarm"
                + "/alarm-type-qualifier";
             require-instance false;
           }
           description
             "Compress the alarms with this alarm-type-qualifier.";
         }
       }
       output {
         leaf compressed-alarms {
           type uint32;
           description
             "Number of compressed alarm entries.";
         }
       }
     }

     grouping filter-input {
       description
         "Grouping to specify a filter construct on alarm information.";
       leaf alarm-status {
         type enumeration {
           enum any {
             description
               "Ignore alarm clearance status.";
           }
           enum cleared {
             description
               "Filter cleared alarms.";
           }
           enum not-cleared {
             description
               "Filter not cleared alarms.";
           }
         }
         mandatory true;
         description
           "The clearance status of the alarm.";
       }
       container older-than {
         presence "Age specification";
         description



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           "Matches the 'last-status-change' leaf in the alarm.";
         choice age-spec {
           description
             "Filter using date and time age.";
           case seconds {
             leaf seconds {
               type uint16;
               description
                 "Seconds part";
             }
           }
           case minutes {
             leaf minutes {
               type uint16;
               description
                 "Minute part";
             }
           }
           case hours {
             leaf hours {
               type uint16;
               description
                 "Hours part.";
             }
           }
           case days {
             leaf days {
               type uint16;
               description
                 "Day part";
             }
           }
           case weeks {
             leaf weeks {
               type uint16;
               description
                 "Week part";
             }
           }
         }
       }
       container severity {
         presence "Severity filter";
         choice sev-spec {
           description
             "Filter based on severity level.";
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             description
               "Severity less than this leaf.";
           }
           leaf is {
             type severity;
             description
               "Severity level equal this leaf.";
           }
           leaf above {
             type severity;
             description
               "Severity level higher than this leaf.";
           }
         }
         description
           "Filter based on severity.";
       }
       container operator-state-filter {
         if-feature "operator-actions";
         presence "Operator state filter";
         leaf state {
           type operator-state;
           description
             "Filter on operator state.";
         }
         leaf user {
           type string;
           description
             "Filter based on which operator.";
         }
         description
           "Filter based on operator state.";
       }
     }

     rpc purge-alarms {
       description
         "This operation requests the server to delete entries from the
          alarm list or the shelved alarms list according to the
          supplied criteria. To purge alarms in the shelved alarms,
          set the operator-state filter input to 'shelved'.
          Typically it can be used to delete alarms that are
          in closed operator state and older than a specified time.
          In the shelved alarm list it makes sense to delete alarms that
          are not relevant anymore.
          The number of purged alarms is returned as an output
          parameter.";
       input {



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         uses filter-input;
       }
       output {
         leaf purged-alarms {
           type uint32;
           description
             "Number of purged alarms.";
         }
       }
     }

     /*
      * Notifications
      */

     notification alarm-notification {
       description
         "This notification is used to report a state change for an
          alarm.  The same notification is used for reporting a newly
          raised alarm, a cleared alarm or changing the text and/or
          severity of an existing alarm.";
       uses common-alarm-parameters;
       uses alarm-state-change-parameters;
     }
     notification alarm-inventory-changed {
       description
         "This notification is used to report that the list of possible
          alarms has changed.  This can happen when for example if a new
          software module is installed, or a new physical card is
          inserted.";
     }
   }

   <CODE ENDS>

6.  X.733 Extensions

   Many alarm systems are based on the X.733, [X.733], and X.736 [X.736]
   alarm standards.  This module augments the alarm inventory, the alarm
   lists and the alarm notification with X.733 and X.736 parameters.

   The module also supports a feature whereby the alarm manager can
   configure the mapping from alarm types to X.733 event-type and
   probable-cause parameters.  This might be needed when the default
   mapping provided by the system is in conflict with other management
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   Note that the IETF Alarm Module term 'resource' is synonymous to the
   ITU term 'managed object'.

7.  The X.733 Mapping Module

   This YANG module references [X.733] and [X.736].

   <CODE BEGINS> file "ietf-alarms-x733@2018-10-09.yang"
   module ietf-alarms-x733 {
     yang-version 1.1;
     namespace "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:yang:ietf-alarms-x733";
     prefix x733;

     import ietf-alarms {
       prefix al;
     }
     import ietf-yang-types {
       prefix yang;
       reference "RFC 6991: Common YANG Data Types";
     }

     organization
       "IETF CCAMP Working Group";
     contact
       "WG Web:   <http://tools.ietf.org/wg/ccamp>
        WG List:  <mailto:ccamp@ietf.org>

        Editor:   Stefan Vallin
                  <mailto:stefan@wallan.se>

        Editor:   Martin Bjorklund
                  <mailto:mbj@tail-f.com>";
     description
       "This module augments the ietf-alarms module with X.733 alarm
        parameters.

        The following structures are augmented with X.733 event type
        and probable cause:

         1) alarms/alarm-inventory: all possible alarm types
         2) alarms/alarm-list: every alarm in the system
         3) alarm-notification: notifications indicating alarm state
            changes

        The module also optionally allows the alarm management system
        to configure the mapping from the IETF Alarm module alarm keys
        to the ITU tuple (event-type, probable-cause).




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        The mapping does not include a corresponding X.733 specific
        problem value. The recommendation is to use the
        'alarm-type-qualifier' leaf which serves the same purpose.

        The module uses an integer and a corresponding string for
        probable cause instead of a globally defined enumeration, in
        order to be able to manage conflicting enumeration definitions.
        A single globally defined enumeration is challenging to
        maintain.";
     reference
       "ITU Recommendation X.733: Information Technology
          - Open Systems Interconnection
          - System Management: Alarm Reporting Function";

     revision 2018-10-09 {
       description
         "Initial revision.";
       reference "RFC XXXX: YANG Alarm Module";
     }

     /*
      * Features
      */

     feature configure-x733-mapping {
       description
         "The system supports configurable X733 mapping from
          the IETF alarm module alarm-type to X733 event-type
          and probable-cause.";
     }

     /*
      * Typedefs
      */

     typedef event-type {
       type enumeration {
         enum other {
           value 1;
           description
             "None of the below.";
         }
         enum communications-alarm {
           value 2;
           description
             "An alarm of this type is principally associated with the
              procedures and/or processes required to convey
              information from one point to another.";



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         }
         enum quality-of-service-alarm {
           value 3;
           description
             "An alarm of this type is principally associated with a
              degradation in the quality of a service.";
         }
         enum processing-error-alarm {
           value 4;
           description
             "An alarm of this type is principally associated with a
              software or processing fault.";
         }
         enum equipment-alarm {
           value 5;
           description
             "An alarm of this type is principally associated with an
              equipment fault.";
         }
         enum environmental-alarm {
           value 6;
           description
             "An alarm of this type is principally associated with a
              condition relating to an enclosure in which the equipment
              resides.";
         }
         enum integrity-violation {
           value 7;
           description
             "An indication that information may have been illegally
              modified, inserted or deleted.";
         }
         enum operational-violation {
           value 8;
           description
             "An indication that the provision of the requested service
              was not possible due to the unavailability, malfunction or
              incorrect invocation of the service.";
         }
         enum physical-violation {
           value 9;
           description
             "An indication that a physical resource has been violated
              in a way that suggests a security attack.";
         }
         enum security-service-or-mechanism-violation {
           value 10;
           description



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             "An indication that a security attack has been detected by
              a security service or mechanism.";
         }
         enum time-domain-violation {
           value 11;
           description
             "An indication that an event has occurred at an unexpected
              or prohibited time.";
         }
       }
       description
         "The event types as defined by X.733 and X.736.";
       reference
         "ITU Recommendation X.733: Information Technology
            - Open Systems Interconnection
            - System Management: Alarm Reporting Function
          ITU Recommendation X.736: Information Technology
            - Open Systems Interconnection
            - System Management: Security Alarm Reporting Function";
     }

     typedef trend {
       type enumeration {
         enum less-severe {
           description
             "There is at least one outstanding alarm of a
              severity higher (more severe) than that in the
              current alarm.";
         }
         enum no-change {
           description
             "The Perceived severity reported in the current
              alarm is the same as the highest (most severe)
              of any of the outstanding alarms";
         }
         enum more-severe {
           description
             "The Perceived severity in the current alarm is
              higher (more severe) than that reported in any
              of the outstanding alarms.";
         }
       }
       description
         "This type is used to describe the
          severity trend of the alarming resource";
       reference "Module Attribute-ASN1Module (X.721:02/1992)";
     }




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     typedef value-type {
       type union {
         type int64;
         type uint64;
         type decimal64 {
           fraction-digits 2;
         }
       }
       description
         "A generic union type to match ITU choice of integer
          and real.";
     }

     /*
      * Groupings
      */

     grouping x733-alarm-parameters {
       description
         "Common X.733 parameters for alarms.";
       leaf event-type {
         type event-type;
         description
           "The X.733/X.736 event type for this alarm.";
       }
       leaf probable-cause {
         type uint32;
         description
           "The X.733 probable cause for this alarm.";
       }
       leaf probable-cause-string {
         type string;
         description
           "The user friendly string matching
            the probable cause integer value. The string
            SHOULD match the X.733 enumeration. For example,
            value 27 is 'localNodeTransmissionError'.";
       }
       container threshold-information {
         description
           "This parameter shall be present when the alarm
            is a result of crossing a threshold. ";
         leaf triggered-threshold {
           type string;
           description
             "The identifier of the threshold attribute that
              caused the notification.";
         }



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         leaf observed-value {
           type value-type;
           description
             "The value of the gauge or counter which crossed
              the threshold. This may be different from the
              threshold value if, for example, the gauge may
              only take on discrete values.";
         }
         choice threshold-level {
           description
             "In the case of a gauge the threshold level specifies
              a pair of threshold values, the first being the value
              of the crossed threshold and the second, its corresponding
              hysteresis; in the case of a counter the threshold level
              specifies only the threshold value.";
           case up {
             leaf up-high {
               type value-type;
               description
                 "The going up threshold for rising the alarm.";
             }
             leaf up-low {
               type value-type;
               description
                 "The threshold level for clearing the alarm.
                  This is used for hysteresis functions for gauges.";
             }
           }
           case down {
             leaf down-low {
               type value-type;
               description
                 "The going down threshold for rising the alarm.";
             }
             leaf down-high {
               type value-type;
               description
                 "The threshold level for clearing the alarm.
                  This is used for hysteresis functions for gauges.";
             }
           }
         }
         leaf arm-time {
           type yang:date-and-time;
           description
             "For a gauge threshold, the time at which the threshold
              was last re-armed, namely the time after the previous
              threshold crossing at which the hysteresis value of the



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              threshold was exceeded thus again permitting generation
              of notifications when the threshold is crossed.
              For a counter threshold, the later of the time at which
              the threshold offset was last applied, or the time at
              which the counter was last initialized (for resettable
              counters).";
         }
       }
       list monitored-attributes {
         uses attribute;
         key "id";
         description
           "The Monitored attributes parameter, when present, defines
            one or more attributes of the resource and their
            corresponding values at the time of the alarm.";
       }
       leaf-list proposed-repair-actions {
         type string;
         description
           "This parameter, when present, is used if the cause is
            known and the system being managed can suggest one or
            more solutions (such as switch in standby equipment,
            retry, replace media).";
       }
       leaf trend-indication {
         type trend;
         description
           "This parameter specifies the current
            severity trend of the resource. If present it
            indicates that there are one or more alarms
            ('outstanding alarms') which have not been cleared,
            and pertain to the same resource as that to which
            this alarm ('current alarm') pertains.
            The possible values are:

              more-severe: The Perceived severity in the current
                alarm is higher (more severe) than that reported in
                any of the outstanding alarms.

              no-change: The Perceived severity reported in the
                current alarm is the same as the highest (most severe)
                of any of the outstanding alarms.

              less-severe: There is at least one outstanding alarm
                of a severity higher (more severe) than that in the
                current alarm.";
       }
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         type boolean;
         description
           "This parameter, when present, specifies whether or not
            the object emitting the alarm has been backed-up, and
            services provided to the user have, therefore, not been
            disrupted. The use of this field in conjunction with the
            severity field provides information in an independent form
            to qualify the seriousness of the alarm and the ability of
            the system as a whole to continue to provide services.
            If the value of this parameter is true, it indicates that
            the object emitting the alarm has been backed-up; if false,
            the object has not been backed-up.";
       }
       leaf backup-object {
         type al:resource;
         description
           "This parameter shall be present when the Backed-up status
            parameter is present and has the value true. This parameter
            specifies the managed object instance that is providing
            back-up services for the managed object about which the
            notification pertains. This parameter is useful,
            for example, when the back-up object is from a pool of
            objects any of which may be dynamically allocated to
            replace a faulty object.";
       }
       list additional-information {
         key "identifier";
         description
           "This parameter allows the inclusion of a
            set of additional information in the alarm. It is
            a series of data structures each of which contains three
            items of information: an identifier, a significance
            indicator, and the problem information.";
         leaf identifier {
           type string;
           description
             "Identifies the data-type of the information parameter.";
         }
         leaf significant {
           type boolean;
           description
             "Set to true if the receiving system must be able to
              parse the contents of the information subparameter
              for the event report to be fully understood.";
         }
         leaf information {
           type string;
           description



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             "Additional information about the alarm.";
         }
       }
       leaf security-alarm-detector {
         type al:resource;
         description
           "This parameter identifies the detector of the security
            alarm.";
       }
       leaf service-user {
         type al:resource;
         description
           "This parameter identifies the service-user whose request
            for service led to the generation of the security alarm.";
       }
       leaf service-provider {
         type al:resource;
         description
           "This parameter identifies the intended service-provider
            of the service that led to the generation of the security
            alarm.";
       }
       reference
         "ITU Recommendation X.733: Information Technology
            - Open Systems Interconnection
            - System Management: Alarm Reporting Function
          ITU Recommendation X.736: Information Technology
            - Open Systems Interconnection
            - System Management: Security Alarm Reporting Function";
     }

     grouping x733-alarm-definition-parameters {
       description
         "Common X.733 parameters for alarm definitions.
          This grouping is used to define those alarm
          attributes that can be mapped from the alarm-type
          mechanism in the ietf-alarm module.";
       leaf event-type {
         type event-type;
         description
           "The alarm type has this X.733/X.736 event type.";
       }
       leaf probable-cause {
         type uint32;
         description
           "The alarm type has this X.733 probable cause value.
            This module defines probable cause as an integer
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            primary use of probable cause is in the management
            application if it is based on the X.733 standard.
            However, most management applications have their own
            defined enum definitions and merging enums from
            different systems might create conflicts.  By using
            a configurable uint32 the system can be configured
            to match the enum values in the management application.";
       }
       leaf probable-cause-string {
         type string;
         description
           "This string can be used to give a user friendly string
            to the probable cause value.";
       }
     }

     grouping attribute {
       description
         "A grouping to match the ITU generic reference to
          an attribute.";
       leaf id {
         type al:resource;
         description
           "The resource representing the attribute.";
       }
       leaf value {
         type string;
         description
           "The value represented as a string since it could
            be of any type.";
       }
       reference "Module Attribute-ASN1Module (X.721:02/1992)";
     }

     /*
      * Add X.733 parameters to the alarm definitions, alarms,
      * and notification.
      */

     augment "/al:alarms/al:alarm-inventory/al:alarm-type" {
       description
         "Augment X.733 mapping information to the alarm inventory.";
       uses x733-alarm-definition-parameters;
     }

     /*
      * Add X.733 configurable mapping.
      */



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     augment "/al:alarms/al:control" {
       description
         "Add X.733 mapping capabilities. ";
       list x733-mapping {
         if-feature "configure-x733-mapping";
         key "alarm-type-id alarm-type-qualifier-match";
         description
           "This list allows a management application to control the
            X.733 mapping for all alarm types in the system. Any entry
            in this list will allow the alarm manager to over-ride the
            default X.733 mapping in the system and the final mapping
            will be shown in the alarm inventory.";
         leaf alarm-type-id {
           type al:alarm-type-id;
           description
             "Map the alarm type with this alarm type identifier.";
         }
         leaf alarm-type-qualifier-match {
           type string;
           description
             "A W3C regular expression that is used when mapping an
              alarm type and alarm-type-qualifier to X.733 parameters.";
         }
         uses x733-alarm-definition-parameters;
       }
     }
     augment "/al:alarms/al:alarm-list/al:alarm" {
       description
         "Augment X.733 information to the alarm.";
       uses x733-alarm-parameters;
     }
     augment "/al:alarms/al:shelved-alarms/al:shelved-alarm" {
       description
         "Augment X.733 information to the alarm.";
       uses x733-alarm-parameters;
     }
     augment "/al:alarm-notification" {
       description
         "Augment X.733 information to the alarm notification.";
       uses x733-alarm-parameters;
     }
   }

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8.  IANA Considerations

   This document registers a URI in the IETF XML registry [RFC3688].
   Following the format in RFC 3688, the following registration is
   requested to be made.

       URI: urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:yang:ietf-alarms

       Registrant Contact: The IESG.

       XML: N/A, the requested URI is an XML namespace.

   This document registers a YANG module in the YANG Module Names
   registry [RFC6020].

       name:        ietf-alarms
       namespace:   urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:yang:ietf-alarms
       prefix:      al
       reference:   RFC XXXX

9.  Security Considerations

   The YANG module specified in this document defines a schema for data
   that is designed to be accessed via network management protocols such
   as NETCONF [RFC6241] or RESTCONF [RFC8040].  The lowest NETCONF layer
   is the secure transport layer, and the mandatory-to-implement secure
   transport is Secure Shell (SSH) [RFC6242].  The lowest RESTCONF layer
   is HTTPS, and the mandatory-to-implement secure transport is TLS
   [RFC5246].

   The NETCONF access control model [RFC6536] provides the means to
   restrict access for particular NETCONF or RESTCONF users to a
   preconfigured subset of all available NETCONF or RESTCONF protocol
   operations and content.

   There are a number of data nodes defined in this YANG module that are
   writable/creatable/deletable (i.e., config true, which is the
   default).  These data nodes may be considered sensitive or vulnerable
   in some network environments.  Write operations (e.g., edit-config)
   to these data nodes without proper protection can have a negative
   effect on network operations.  These are the subtrees and data nodes
   and their sensitivity/vulnerability:

   /alarms/control/notify-status-change:  This leaf controls whether an
      alarm should notify only raise and clear or all severity level
      changes.  Unauthorized access to leaf could have a negative impact
      on operational procedures relying on fine-grained alarm state
      change reporting.



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   /alarms/control/alarm-shelving/shelf:  This list controls the
      shelving (blocking) of alarms.  Unauthorized access to this list
      could jeopardize the alarm management procedures since these
      alarms will not be notified and not be part of the alarm list.

   Some of the RPC operations in this YANG module may be considered
   sensitive or vulnerable in some network environments.  It is thus
   important to control access to these operations.  These are the
   operations and their sensitivity/vulnerability:

   purge-alarms:  This RPC deletes alarms from the alarm list.
      Unauthorized use of this RPC could jeopardize the alarm management
      procedures since the deleted alarms may be vital for the alarm
      management application.

10.  Acknowledgements

   The authors wish to thank Viktor Leijon and Johan Nordlander for
   their valuable input on forming the alarm model.

   The authors also wish to thank Nick Hancock, Joey Boyd, Tom Petch and
   Balazs Lengyel for their extensive reviews and contributions to this
   document.

11.  References

11.1.  Normative References

   [M.3100]   International Telecommunications Union, "Generic Network
              Information Model", ITU-T Recommendation M.3100, 2005.

   [M.3160]   International Telecommunications Union, "Generic,
              protocol-neutral management information model",
              ITU-T Recommendation M.3100, 2008.

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC2119, March 1997, <https://www.rfc-
              editor.org/info/rfc2119>.

   [RFC3688]  Mealling, M., "The IETF XML Registry", BCP 81, RFC 3688,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC3688, January 2004, <https://www.rfc-
              editor.org/info/rfc3688>.

   [RFC5246]  Dierks, T. and E. Rescorla, "The Transport Layer Security
              (TLS) Protocol Version 1.2", RFC 5246,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC5246, August 2008, <https://www.rfc-
              editor.org/info/rfc5246>.



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   [RFC6020]  Bjorklund, M., Ed., "YANG - A Data Modeling Language for
              the Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF)", RFC 6020,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC6020, October 2010, <https://www.rfc-
              editor.org/info/rfc6020>.

   [RFC6241]  Enns, R., Ed., Bjorklund, M., Ed., Schoenwaelder, J., Ed.,
              and A. Bierman, Ed., "Network Configuration Protocol
              (NETCONF)", RFC 6241, DOI 10.17487/RFC6241, June 2011,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6241>.

   [RFC6242]  Wasserman, M., "Using the NETCONF Protocol over Secure
              Shell (SSH)", RFC 6242, DOI 10.17487/RFC6242, June 2011,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6242>.

   [RFC6536]  Bierman, A. and M. Bjorklund, "Network Configuration
              Protocol (NETCONF) Access Control Model", RFC 6536,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC6536, March 2012, <https://www.rfc-
              editor.org/info/rfc6536>.

   [RFC6991]  Schoenwaelder, J., Ed., "Common YANG Data Types",
              RFC 6991, DOI 10.17487/RFC6991, July 2013,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6991>.

   [RFC7950]  Bjorklund, M., Ed., "The YANG 1.1 Data Modeling Language",
              RFC 7950, DOI 10.17487/RFC7950, August 2016,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7950>.

   [RFC8040]  Bierman, A., Bjorklund, M., and K. Watsen, "RESTCONF
              Protocol", RFC 8040, DOI 10.17487/RFC8040, January 2017,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8040>.

   [RFC8174]  Leiba, B., "Ambiguity of Uppercase vs Lowercase in RFC
              2119 Key Words", BCP 14, RFC 8174, DOI 10.17487/RFC8174,
              May 2017, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8174>.

   [X.733]    International Telecommunications Union, "Information
              Technology - Open Systems Interconnection - Systems
              Management: Alarm Reporting Function",
              ITU-T Recommendation X.733, 1992.

11.2.  Informative References

   [ALARMIRP]
              3GPP, "Telecommunication management; Fault Management;
              Part 2: Alarm Integration Reference Point (IRP):
              Information Service (IS)", 3GPP TS 32.111-2 3.4.0, March
              2005.




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   [ALARMSEM]
              Wallin, S., Leijon, V., Nordlander, J., and N. Bystedt,
              "The semantics of alarm definitions: enabling systematic
              reasoning about alarms. International Journal of Network
              Management, Volume 22, Issue 3, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd,
              http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nem.800", March 2012.

   [EEMUA]    EEMUA Publication No. 191 Engineering Equipment and
              Materials Users Association, London, 2 edition., "Alarm
              Systems: A Guide to Design, Management and Procurement.",
              2007.

   [G.7710]   ITU-T, "SERIES G: TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS AND MEDIA, DIGITAL
              SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS Data over Transport - Generic aspects
              - Transport network control aspects.  Common equipment
              management function requirements", 2012.

   [ISA182]   International Society of Automation,ISA, "ANSI/ISA-
              18.2-2009 Management of Alarm Systems for the Process
              Industries", 2009.

   [RFC3877]  Chisholm, S. and D. Romascanu, "Alarm Management
              Information Base (MIB)", RFC 3877, DOI 10.17487/RFC3877,
              September 2004, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3877>.

   [RFC4268]  Chisholm, S. and D. Perkins, "Entity State MIB", RFC 4268,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC4268, November 2005, <https://www.rfc-
              editor.org/info/rfc4268>.

   [RFC8340]  Bjorklund, M. and L. Berger, Ed., "YANG Tree Diagrams",
              BCP 215, RFC 8340, DOI 10.17487/RFC8340, March 2018,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8340>.

   [RFC8348]  Bierman, A., Bjorklund, M., Dong, J., and D. Romascanu, "A
              YANG Data Model for Hardware Management", RFC 8348,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC8348, March 2018, <https://www.rfc-
              editor.org/info/rfc8348>.

   [X.736]    International Telecommunications Union, "Information
              Technology - Open Systems Interconnection - Systems
              Management: Security alarm reporting function",
              ITU-T Recommendation X.736, 1992.

Appendix A.  Vendor-specific Alarm-Types Example

   This example shows how to define alarm-types in a vendor-specific
   module.  In this case the vendor "xyz" has chosen to define top level
   identities according to X.733 event types.



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   module example-xyz-alarms {
     namespace "urn:example:xyz-alarms";
     prefix xyz-al;

     import ietf-alarms {
       prefix al;
     }

     identity xyz-alarms {
       base al:alarm-type-id;
     }

     identity communications-alarm {
       base xyz-alarms;
     }
     identity quality-of-service-alarm {
       base xyz-alarms;
     }
     identity processing-error-alarm {
       base xyz-alarms;
     }
     identity equipment-alarm {
       base xyz-alarms;
     }
     identity environmental-alarm {
       base xyz-alarms;
     }

     // communications alarms
     identity link-alarm {
       base communications-alarm;
     }

     // QoS alarms
     identity high-jitter-alarm {
       base quality-of-service-alarm;
     }
   }


Appendix B.  Alarm Inventory Example

   This shows an alarm inventory, it shows one alarm type defined only
   with the identifier, and another dynamically configured.  In the
   latter case a digital input has been connected to a smoke-detector,
   therefore the 'alarm-type-qualifier' is set to "smoke-detector" and
   the 'alarm-type-identity' to "environmental-alarm".




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   <alarms xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:yang:ietf-alarms"
           xmlns:xyz-al="urn:example:xyz-alarms"
           xmlns:dev="urn:example:device">
     <alarm-inventory>
       <alarm-type>
         <alarm-type-id>xyz-al:link-alarm</alarm-type-id>
         <alarm-type-qualifier/>
         <resource>
           /dev:interfaces/dev:interface
         </resource>
         <has-clear>true</has-clear>
         <description>
           Link failure, operational state down but admin state up
         </description>
       </alarm-type>
       <alarm-type>
         <alarm-type-id>xyz-al:environmental-alarm</alarm-type-id>
         <alarm-type-qualifier>smoke-alarm</alarm-type-qualifier>
         <has-clear>true</has-clear>
         <description>
           Connected smoke detector to digital input
         </description>
       </alarm-type>
     </alarm-inventory>
   </alarms>


Appendix C.  Alarm List Example

   In this example we show an alarm that has toggled [major, clear,
   major].  An operator has acknowledged the alarm.

   <alarms xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:yang:ietf-alarms"
           xmlns:xyz-al="urn:example:xyz-alarms"
           xmlns:dev="urn:example:device">
     <alarm-list>
       <number-of-alarms>1</number-of-alarms>
       <last-changed>2015-04-08T08:39:50.00Z</last-changed>

       <alarm>
         <resource>
           /dev:interfaces/dev:interface[name='FastEthernet1/0']
         </resource>
         <alarm-type-id>xyz-al:link-alarm</alarm-type-id>
         <alarm-type-qualifier></alarm-type-qualifier>

         <time-created>2015-04-08T08:39:50.00Z</time-created>
         <is-cleared>false</is-cleared>



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         <alt-resource>1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.1.17</alt-resource>
         <last-changed>2015-04-08T08:39:40.00Z</last-changed>
         <perceived-severity>major</perceived-severity>
         <alarm-text>
           Link operationally down but administratively up
         </alarm-text>
         <status-change>
           <time>2015-04-08T08:39:40.00Z</time>
           <perceived-severity>major</perceived-severity>
           <alarm-text>
             Link operationally down but administratively up
           </alarm-text>
         </status-change>
         <status-change>
           <time>2015-04-08T08:30:00.00+00:00</time>
           <perceived-severity>cleared</perceived-severity>
           <alarm-text>
             Link operationally up and administratively up
           </alarm-text>
         </status-change>
         <status-change>
           <time>2015-04-08T08:20:10.00+00:00</time>
           <perceived-severity>major</perceived-severity>
           <alarm-text>
             Link operationally down but administratively up
           </alarm-text>
         </status-change>
         <operator-state-change>
           <time>2015-04-08T08:39:50.00Z</time>
           <state>ack</state>
           <operator>joe</operator>
           <text>Will investigate, ticket TR764999</text>
         </operator-state-change>
       </alarm>
     </alarm-list>
   </alarms>


Appendix D.  Alarm Shelving Example

   This example shows how to shelf alarms.  We shelf alarms related to
   the smoke-detectors since they are being installed and tested.  We
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   <alarms xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:yang:ietf-alarms"
           xmlns:xyz-al="urn:example:xyz-alarms"
           xmlns:dev="urn:example:device">
     <control>
       <alarm-shelving>
         <shelf>
           <name>FE10</name>
           <resource>
             /dev:interfaces/dev:interface[name='FastEthernet1/0']
           </resource>
         </shelf>
         <shelf>
           <name>detectortest</name>
           <alarm-type-id>xyz-al:environmental-alarm</alarm-type-id>
           <alarm-type-qualifier-match>
             smoke-alarm
           </alarm-type-qualifier-match>
         </shelf>
       </alarm-shelving>
     </control>
   </alarms>


Appendix E.  X.733 Mapping Example

   This example shows how to map a dynamic alarm type (alarm-type-
   identity=environmental-alarm, alarm-type-qualifier=smoke-alarm) to
   the corresponding X.733 event-type and probable cause parameters.

   <alarms xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:yang:ietf-alarms"
           xmlns:xyz-al="urn:example:xyz-alarms">
     <control>
       <x733-mapping
          xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:yang:ietf-alarms-x733">
         <alarm-type-id>xyz-al:environmental-alarm</alarm-type-id>
         <alarm-type-qualifier-match>
           smoke-alarm
         </alarm-type-qualifier-match>
         <event-type>quality-of-service-alarm</event-type>
         <probable-cause>777</probable-cause>
       </x733-mapping>
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Appendix F.  Relationships to other standards

   This section briefly describes how this alarm module relates to other
   relevant standards.

F.1.  Relationship to RFC 8348

   RFC 8348 [RFC8348] defines a YANG data model for the management of
   hardware.  The "alarm-state" in RFC 8348 (and EntityAlarmStatus in
   RFC 4268 [RFC4268]) is a summary of the alarm severity levels that
   may be active on the specific hardware component.  It does not say
   anything about how alarms are reported, and it doesn't provide any
   details of the alarms.

   The mapping between the alarm YANG data-model and the alarm-state in
   RFC 8348 are outlined below

      resource: corresponds to /hardware/component/

      is-cleared: no bit set in /hardware/component/state/alarm-state

      perceived-severity: corresponding bit set in
      /hardware/component/state/alarm-state

      operator-state-change/state: if the alarm is acknowledged by the
      operator it may correspond to under-repair

F.2.  Relationship to other alarm standards

F.2.1.  Alarm definition

   The table below summarizes relevant definitions of the term "alarm"
   in other alarm standards.

   +------------+---------------------------+--------------------------+
   | Standard   | Definition                | Comment                  |
   +------------+---------------------------+--------------------------+
   | X.733      | error: A deviation of a   | The X.733 alarm          |
   | [X.733]    | system from normal        | definition is focused on |
   |            | operation.  fault: The    | the notification as such |
   |            | physical or algorithmic   | and not the state. It    |
   |            | cause of a malfunction.   | also uses the basic      |
   |            | Faults manifest           | criteria of deviation    |
   |            | themselves as errors.     | from normal condition.   |
   |            | alarm: A notification, of | There is no requirement  |
   |            | the form defined by this  | for an operation action  |
   |            | function, of a specific   | to be required.          |
   |            | event. An alarm may or    |                          |



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   |            | may not represent an      |                          |
   |            | error.                    |                          |
   |            |                           |                          |
   | G.7710     | Alarms are indications    | The G.7710 definition is |
   | [G.7710]   | that are automatically    | close to the original    |
   |            | generated by an NE as a   | X.733 definition.        |
   |            | result of the declaration |                          |
   |            | of a failure.             |                          |
   |            |                           |                          |
   | Alarm MIB  | Alarm: Persistent         | RFC 3877 defines alarm   |
   | [RFC3877]  | indication of a fault.    | referring back to "a     |
   |            | Fault: Lasting error or   | deviation from normal    |
   |            | warning condition.        | operation". This is      |
   |            | Error: A deviation of a   | problematic, since this  |
   |            | system from normal        | might not require an     |
   |            | operation.                | operator action. The     |
   |            |                           | alarm MIB is state       |
   |            |                           | oriented rather than     |
   |            |                           | notification oriented,   |
   |            |                           | an alarm is a "lasting   |
   |            |                           | condition", not a        |
   |            |                           | discrete notification    |
   |            |                           | reporting about a        |
   |            |                           | condition state change.  |
   |            |                           |                          |
   | ISA        | Alarm: An audible and/or  | The ISA standard adds an |
   | [ISA182]   | visible means of          | important requirement to |
   |            | indicating to the         | the "deviation from      |
   |            | operator an equipment     | normal condition state"; |
   |            | malfunction, process      | requiring a response.    |
   |            | deviation or abnormal     |                          |
   |            | condition requiring a     |                          |
   |            | response.                 |                          |
   |            |                           |                          |
   | EEMUA      | An alarm is an event to   | This is the foundation   |
   | [EEMUA]    | which an operator must    | for the definition of    |
   |            | knowingly react,respond,  | alarm in this document.  |
   |            | and acknowledge - not     | It focuses on the core   |
   |            | simply acknowledge and    | criteria that an action  |
   |            | ignore.                   | is really needed.        |
   |            |                           |                          |
   | 3GPP Alarm | 3GPP v15: An alarm        | The latest 3GPP Alarm    |
   | IRP        | signifies an undesired    | IRP version uses         |
   | [ALARMIRP] | condition of a resource   | literally the same alarm |
   |            | (e.g. network element,    | definition as this alarm |
   |            | link) for which an        | module. It is worth      |
   |            | operator action is        | noting that earlier      |
   |            | required. It emphasizes a | versions used a          |



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   |            | key requirement that      | definition not requiring |
   |            | operators [...] should    | an operator action and   |
   |            | not be informed about an  | the more broad           |
   |            | undesired condition       | definition of deviation  |
   |            | unless it requires        | from normal condition.   |
   |            | operator action.  3GPP    | The earlier version also |
   |            | v12: alarm: abnormal      | defined an alarm as a    |
   |            | network entity condition, | special case of "event". |
   |            | which categorizes an      |                          |
   |            | event as a fault.  fault: |                          |
   |            | a deviation of a system   |                          |
   |            | from normal operation,    |                          |
   |            | which may result in the   |                          |
   |            | loss of operational       |                          |
   |            | capabilities [...]        |                          |
   +------------+---------------------------+--------------------------+

                 Table 1: Definition of alarm in standards

   The evolution of the definition of alarm moves from focused on events
   reporting a deviation from normal operation towards a definition to a
   undesired *state* which *requires an operator action*.

F.2.2.  Data model

   This section describes how this YANG alarm module relates to other
   standard data models.  Note well that we cover other data-models for
   alarm interfaces.  Not other standards such as SDO specific alarms
   for example.

F.2.2.1.  X.733

   X.733 has acted as a base for several alarm data models over the
   year.  The YANG alarm module differs in the following ways:

      X.733 models the alarm list as a list of notifications.  The YANG
      alarm module defines the alarm list as the current alarm states
      for the resources, which is generated from the state change
      reporting notifications.

      In X.733 an alarm can have the severity level clear.  In the YANG
      alarm module "clear" is not a severity level, it is a separate
      state of the alarm.  An alarm can have the following states for
      example (major, cleared), (minor, not cleared)

      X.733 uses a flat globally defined enumerated "probable cause" to
      identify alarm types.  This alarm module uses a hierarchical YANG
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      within organizations.  It also lets management reason about
      "abstract" alarm-types corresponding to base identities, see
      Section 3.2.

      The YANG alarm module has not included the majority of the X.733
      alarm attributes.  Rather these are defined in an augmenting
      module if "strict" X.733 compliance is needed.

F.2.2.2.  RFC 3877, the Alarm MIB

   The MIB in RFC 3877 takes a different approach, rather than defining
   a concrete data model for alarms, it defines a model to map existing
   SNMP managed objects and notifications into alarm states and alarm
   notifications.  This was necessary since MIBs were already defined
   with both managed objects and notifications indicating alarms, for
   example linkUp and linkDown notifications in combination with
   ifAdminState and ifOperState.  So RFC 3877 can not really be compared
   to the alarm YANG module in that sense.

   The Alarm MIB maps existing MIB definitions into alarms,
   alarmModelTable.  The upside of that is that a SNMP Manager can at
   runtime read the possible alarm types.  This corresponds to the
   alarmInventory in the alarm YANG module.

F.2.2.3.  3GPP Alarm IRP

   The 3GPP Alarm IRP is an evolution of X.733.  Main differences
   between the alarm YANG module and 3GPP are:

      3GPP keeps the majority of the X.733 attributes, the alarm YANG
      module does not.

      3GPP introduced overlapping and possibly conflicting keys for
      alarms, alarmId and (managed object, event type, probable cause,
      specific problem).  (See Annex C in [X.733] Example 3).  In the
      YANG alarm module the key for identifying an alarm instance is
      clearly defined by (resource, alarm-type, alarm-type-qualifier).
      See also Section 3.4 for more information.

      The alarm YANG module clearly separates the resource/
      instrumentation life cycle from the operator life cycle. 3GPP
      allows operators to set the alarm severity to clear, this is not
      allowed by this module, rather an operator closes an alarm which
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F.2.2.4.  G.7710

   G.7710 is different than the previous referenced alarm standards.  It
   does define a data-model for alarm reporting.  It defines common
   equipment management function requirements including alarm
   instrumentation.  The scope is transport networks.

   The requirements in G.7710 corresponds to features in the alarm YANG
   module in the following way:

      Alarm Severity Assignment Profile (ASAP): the alarm profile
      "/alarms/alarm-profile/".

      Alarm Reporting Control (ARC): alarm shelving "/alarms/control/
      alarm-shelving/" and the ability to control alarm notifications
      "/alarms/control/notify-status-changes".

Appendix G.  Alarm Usability Requirements

   This section defines usability requirements for alarms.  Alarm
   usability is important for an alarm interface.  A data-model will
   help in defining the format but if the actual alarms are of low value
   we have not gained the goal of alarm management.

   Common alarm problems and the cause of the problems are summarized in
   Table 2.  This summary is adopted to networking based on the ISA
   [ISA182] and EEMUA [EEMUA] standards.
























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   +------------------+--------------------------------+---------------+
   | Problem          | Cause                          | How this      |
   |                  |                                | module        |
   |                  |                                | address the   |
   |                  |                                | cause         |
   +------------------+--------------------------------+---------------+
   | Alarms are       | "Nuisance" alarms (chattering  | Strict        |
   | generated but    | alarms and fleeting alarms),   | definition of |
   | they are ignored | faulty hardware, redundant     | alarms        |
   | by the operator. | alarms, cascading alarms,      | requiring     |
   |                  | incorrect alarm settings,      | corrective    |
   |                  | alarms have not been           | response.     |
   |                  | rationalized, the alarms       | Alarm         |
   |                  | represent log information      | requirements  |
   |                  | rather than true alarms.       | in Table 3.   |
   |                  |                                |               |
   | When alarms      | Insufficient alarm response    | The alarm     |
   | occur, operators | procedures and not well        | inventory     |
   | do not know how  | defined alarm types.           | lists all     |
   | to respond.      |                                | alarm types   |
   |                  |                                | and           |
   |                  |                                | corrective    |
   |                  |                                | actions.      |
   |                  |                                | Alarm         |
   |                  |                                | requirements  |
   |                  |                                | in Table 3.   |
   |                  |                                |               |
   | The alarm        | Nuisance alarms, stale alarms, | The alarm     |
   | display is full  | alarms from equipment not in   | definition    |
   | of alarms, even  | service.                       | and alarm     |
   | when there is    |                                | shelving.     |
   | nothing wrong.   |                                |               |
   |                  |                                |               |
   | During a         | Incorrect prioritization of    | State-based   |
   | failure,         | alarms. Not using advanced     | alarm model,  |
   | operators are    | alarm techniques (e.g. state-  | alarm rate    |
   | flooded with so  | based alarming).               | requirements  |
   | many alarms that |                                | in Table 4    |
   | they do not know |                                | and Table 5   |
   | which ones are   |                                |               |
   | the most         |                                |               |
   | important.       |                                |               |
   +------------------+--------------------------------+---------------+

                    Table 2: Alarm Problems and Causes

   Based upon the above problems EEMUA gives the following definition of
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   +----------------+--------------------------------------------------+
   | Characteristic | Explanation                                      |
   +----------------+--------------------------------------------------+
   | Relevant       | Not spurious or of low operational value.        |
   |                |                                                  |
   | Unique         | Not duplicating another alarm.                   |
   |                |                                                  |
   | Timely         | Not long before any response is needed or too    |
   |                | late to do anything.                             |
   |                |                                                  |
   | Prioritized    | Indicating the importance that the operator      |
   |                | deals with the problem.                          |
   |                |                                                  |
   | Understandable | Having a message which is clear and easy to      |
   |                | understand.                                      |
   |                |                                                  |
   | Diagnostic     | Identifying the problem that has occurred.       |
   |                |                                                  |
   | Advisory       | Indicative of the action to be taken.            |
   |                |                                                  |
   | Focusing       | Drawing attention to the most important issues.  |
   +----------------+--------------------------------------------------+

                    Table 3: Definition of a Good Alarm

   Vendors SHOULD rationalize all alarms according to above.  Another
   crucial requirement is acceptable alarm notification rates.  Vendors
   SHOULD make sure that they do not exceed the recommendations from
   EEMUA below:

   +-----------------------------------+-------------------------------+
   | Long Term Alarm Rate in Steady    | Acceptability                 |
   | Operation                         |                               |
   +-----------------------------------+-------------------------------+
   | More than one per minute          | Very likely to be             |
   |                                   | unacceptable.                 |
   |                                   |                               |
   | One per 2 minutes                 | Likely to be over-demanding.  |
   |                                   |                               |
   | One per 5 minutes                 | Manageable.                   |
   |                                   |                               |
   | Less than one per 10 minutes      | Very likely to be acceptable. |
   +-----------------------------------+-------------------------------+

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   +----------------------------+--------------------------------------+
   | Number of alarms displayed | Acceptability                        |
   | in 10 minutes following a  |                                      |
   | major network problem      |                                      |
   +----------------------------+--------------------------------------+
   | More than 100              | Definitely excessive and very likely |
   |                            | to lead to the operator to abandon   |
   |                            | the use of the alarm system.         |
   |                            |                                      |
   | 20-100                     | Hard to cope with.                   |
   |                            |                                      |
   | Under 10                   | Should be manageable - but may be    |
   |                            | difficult if several of the alarms   |
   |                            | require a complex operator response. |
   +----------------------------+--------------------------------------+

                  Table 5: Acceptable Alarm Rates, Burst

   The numbers in Table 4 and Table 5 are the sum of all alarms for a
   network being managed from one alarm console.  So every individual
   system or NMS contributes to these numbers.

   Vendors SHOULD make sure that the following rules are used in
   designing the alarm interface:

   1.  Rationalize the alarms in the system to ensure that every alarm
       is necessary, has a purpose, and follows the cardinal rule - that
       it requires an operator response.  Adheres to the rules of
       Table 3

   2.  Audit the quality of the alarms.  Talk with the operators about
       how well the alarm information support them.  Do they know what
       to do in the event of an alarm?  Are they able to quickly
       diagnose the problem and determine the corrective action?  Does
       the alarm text adhere to the requirements in Table 3?

   3.  Analyze and benchmark the performance of the system and compare
       it to the recommended metrics in Table 4 and Table 5.  Start by
       identifying nuisance alarms, standing alarms at normal state and
       startup.

Authors' Addresses

   Stefan Vallin
   Stefan Vallin AB

   Email: stefan@wallan.se




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   Cisco

   Email: mbj@tail-f.com















































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