RE: do alarms always sound?

Subject: RE: do alarms always sound?
From: "Carnall, Jane" <Jane -dot- Carnall -at- compaq -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 11:52:40 +0100

Christi Carew wrote:
>>"You can configure an alarm to sound when a metric fails."<<
but the SME had previously written:
>>"You can configure an alarm to go off when a metric fails."<<
The question is:
>>So what does an alarm do, generically speaking?<<

Generically, an alarm warns you. I agree that "go off" is not a good phrase.
What about:
"You can configure an alarm to warn you when a metric fails."
or "You can configure an alarm to warn users when a metric fails."

Though I agree with someone else who inquired: "How can a metric fail?"

Jane Carnall
"When all else fails, read the manual.
If that doesn't work, do what it says."




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