Event History

The event history presents a log of events that have been sent to OPTICS RE by the system controller. Only a limited list is displayed. For more details see items 3, 4 and 6 in the Search and Filtering section. 

Table Information
Events are shown on a table with the following columns:

1. Type: The event type of the message and it's severity. Status, Config, Warning, or Error. 
2. System: The system that sent the event. 
3. Device: The OutBack device type that generated the event. The system controller is often refered to as COMM, short for communication device. Inverters are INV, charge controllers are 
4. Port: The OutBack HUB port of the device that reported the event. The system controller is referred to as 'M' for main and 1 to 10 represent the 10 available for ports. 
5. Description: A detailed explanation of the event. These sometimes include other status information reported during the time of the event. Especially in the case of warnings and errors that involve voltage or current.
6. Initial State: If the message represents a change in value, this represents the value before it is changed. 
7. New State: If the message represents a change in value, this represents the value after the change has been applied. 
8. User: If a change was initiated, logs the account name of the user that initiated the change. Changes that originate from the communication device console are logged as "On-Site". Some settings may adjust automatically and log as "On-Site" based on device configuration. 
9. Timestamp: The time the event occurred. Events are sorted from most recent to least recent. 
Search and Filtering

1. Search Box: The input box allows you to search for a specific event that matches a pattern on your input.
  • Use direct text input to match across all columns
  • To match text on specific columns, use format #Keyword:Text #Keyword:Text 
  • Valid keywords are system, device, port, description, initial state, new state, unit, user. 
  • eg 1. #port:1 #new state:online 
  • eg 2. #initial state:offline 
  • eg 3. #description:gateway  
2. Event Type: This drop-down list allows you to filter what types of events are displayed based on the event type in the first column of the table.

3. For the month of: This allows you to select what date range of events you would like to see by month. 

4. Show Items: This determines how many items for the month are downloaded to the table. Selecting "All" should be used in cases where you need to search for information across the entire month. If you need to find items beyond that, see the System Tools: Reports section for information on how to download a more complete list. 

5. Refresh: Checks table for new entries based on options selected for options 3 and 4 above. 

6. Export: Exports the table data that is currently visible based on the filters applied using options 1, 2, 3, and 4 above to a .xlsx file which can be downloaded. 

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