TapeAlert

How to interpret TapeAlert flag severity codes

This post was written by admin on January 20, 2009
Posted Under: Specifications and Reference Docs

TapeAlert flags fall into three categories of severity: Critical, Warning, and Information.  Addtional severity codes are under discussion.

Severity Code Definition
Critical

C

Either a failure has already occurred or a failure is imminent. Corrective action is required. The condition should be logged and/or an operator informed.
Warning

W

The system may not be operating optimally. Continued operation without corrective action may cause a failure or raise critical TapeAlert flags. The condition should be logged and/or an operator informed.
Information

I

The condition should be logged and/or the operator informed. No guidance about continued operation without corrective action is given by this standard.
Intervention Required

(proposed)

If this condition is not corrected, a data loss failure may occur. The condition should be logged and/or an operator informed.
Call service

(proposed)

Action by service personnel is required. The condition should be logged and service personnel informed.
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