Secure alarming for Nortel CS1000 

AURORA GATEWAY CS or just agatewayCS for short, provides secure remote alarm monitoring over HTTPS for Avaya/Nortel CS1000 systems. The agatewayCS is deployed as either a Linux or a Windows appliance on the customers local area network.

Error Codes from the CS1000 are sent to the agatewayCS as either:
  • Direct serial connection from the CS1000 TTY port
  • Direct SNMP trap messages from Call Servers, Signaling Servers, and Media Gateways
  • Both

When an error code or alarm code is received from CS1000, agatewayCS queries the NortelAlarms.xml dataset for a list of alarm codes to be ignored (AUD000, TIM000, etc…) or sent up to the webservice for processing.


Secure remote alarming over HTTPS for Nortel CS1000 and SL-100 systems
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If the error code is to be processed, an HTTP WebRequest containing the alarm variables is POSTED to the AlarmTraq API webservice located in your NOC using the most advanced encryption protocols available, AES-256 provides you with peace of mind and the highest level of security. It's the same encryption your bank uses.



Raspberry Pi 4 with USB serial connection to CS1000

Version 3.0 (1/1/2020) includes several improvments including
  • Runs on Linux or Windows, from the tiny Raspberry Pi (see above) to a CentOS virtual machine
  • Compatable with most USB to serial converters to connect to CS1000 TTY port
  • Use of wildcards in the alarm filters to simplify blocking of needless alarms at the source
  • Supports alarming from multiple Call Servers, Signaling Servers, and Media Gateways via SNMP



agatewayCS - CS1000 Alarming Gateway (16:08)




Runs as a Linux service



Alarm Filters
Provides a customizable list of alarm codes and error messages that should be filtered which prevents excessive or unwanted alarm codes from being processed. If an alarm code matches an entry in the filters table it will be ignored (AUD000, TIM000, etc…).

In the example below, An entry of CSC will filter all CSCxxx messages while an entry of CSC1 would filter all CSC1xx messages


Alarm Filters




Connects via TTY port on switch


Secure alarming via HTTPS or SNMP Trap



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