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Remote Alarming allows a Gateway to access the notification profile of another Gateway on the Gateway Network. This allows any Gateway in the network to use the SMS or Voice Notification capabilities of other Gateways. This also allows access to the Alarm Notification Pipelines of other Gateways that they share a Notification Profile with. All of this means the majority of Alarm Notifications can happen at one central location in the network.

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[00:00] Remote alarming allows us to utilize the alarm notification capabilities of any of the Ignition gateways on our gateway network. Before we begin you'll need to make sure that you have at least two gateways. I have one installed locally and one installed remotely on another computer. And you will need to make sure that they are both connected through the gateway network. Lastly, you will need to ensure that each gateway has the alarm notification module installed. Once we have all that done we're going to go over to the configure section of our gateway, and then we're going to scroll down and go to the alarming notification page. You'll notice here that I already have an email notification profile set up locally. So let's create a new one by clicking on the create new alarm notification profile link. I can make new email notification profiles because I already have the alarm notification module installed. However, I do not have the SMS notification module installed, nor do I have the voice notification module installed, so I cannot create alarm notification profiles of those types. That being said, I do know that my remote gateway does have both of those modules installed and has notification profiles of those types set up already. If I select remote gateway notification, I can utilize those. We then click the next button and make sure that the proper gateway is selected. Here you can see that my remote gateway has three different notification profiles. An email notification profile, an SMS notification profile and a voice notification profile. I can create a remote notification profile for any of them. For now I'm just going to choose the SMS notification profile and click the next button. Here we can confirm the settings, like being able to change the name of the notification profile as well as what gateway and the name of the notification profile on the remote gateway that it's going to use. Once we have all that set, I'm going to go ahead and click create new alarm notification profile button down at the bottom. Here we can see that I've now successfully created my SMS notification profile even though I don't have the SMS notification module installed on this local gateway. This is because it's going through the gateway network and utilizing the SMS notification module that's located on my remote gateway. Now that I have all that set up, there's a couple of different things that I can do with it, and it's mostly done within the designer. So let's go ahead and open up a designer. I already have a designer open. Because I've created a new alarm notification profile, I can go into my alarm notification pipelines, add a notification block, and in the notification section you'll notice that I still have my local email notification, but I also have the remote gateway SMS notification as well. I can use that profile on any of the pipelines that I create in this gateway. In addition, if we take a look at our tags and open up the alarms for one of our tags, you'll notice that when I create a new alarm and select an active pipeline for it, not only do I have the pipelines that are located on this gateway, but I also have the pipelines that are located on my remote gateway that I can use as well. With these features you can set up any hardware or software that you need to use the notification profiles at a central gateway and have all of your remote gateways utilize the notification capabilities of that central gateway.

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