What are the differences between Primary and Secondary Alarms in Spectrum

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CA Spectrum

Issue/Introduction

What is the difference between Primary Alarm and Secondary Alarm?

In the Alarm filter, we can choose if we want to see Primary and Secondary Alarms or only primary alarms, but what is the difference?

Environment

Release : 20.2

Component : Spectrum Core / Alarms

Resolution

Primary/Secondary alarms are when multiple alarms with different Conditions are asserted on the same model.

For example a Critical and Minor alarm asserted on the same mode. The Critical alarm is the Primary alarm and the Minor alarm is the Secondary alarm.

There is a hierarchy for alarm conditions it is Initial (Blue), Maintenance (Brown), Suppressed/Unknown (Gray), Critical (Red), Major (Orange), Yellow (Minor) and Green (Normal).