What does this Spectrum alarm mean: COMMUNICATION ATTRIBUTES DIFFER FROM PARENT
You may receive alarms for communication attributes differ from parent. See the solution for the logic behind these alarms.
To change the attributes so that you do not get an alarm
The logic behind these alarms:
Most application and port models will not poll on their own, but instead use the parent device's contact status to determine their own contact status and condition. These are then set to mirror the parent (models polling on their own will determine their own status and condition). However, each such app/port does have its own set of communication attributes, which are used in any communication with the device that any logic attached to that app/port attempts. Normally these will simply be rolled down from the device, however they can be set to any value of their own as well.
Now, if such a communication attempt from the app/port fails (times out), but the device is still up, it could be for two reasons: