Parameters > Citect.ini File Parameters > Alarm Parameters > [Alarm]StartTimeout


Sets the timeout period for loading each packet from the primary Alarms Server. When a second Alarms Server starts, it tries to get the alarm current states from the primary server. This parameter determines how long to wait for a reply from the primary server. At the end of the timeout period, the Alarms Server either loads the saved data or reads the alarm data (from the I/O devices).

If the Alarms Server is timing out, you will see the message "Timeout from RndAlarm Server" in the CitectSCADA Kernel window. This timeout should only occur if you have a large number of alarms, typically greater than 10,000. If you see this message, increase this parameter until the message no longer displays at startup.

Allowable Values: 10 to 3600 (seconds)

Default Value: 120

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