Mass-Editing alarm properies in VMWare 5.0

Posted on 2013-10-03
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Last Modified: 2013-10-08
Hello, we have a VMWare 5.0 environment with a bunch of (default) alarms setup. I want to mass-edit their properties (for instance change the email address where notifications are sent, or change the notification frequency etc). Is there a way to do it without manually editing each individual alarm? I am accessing the VMWare infrastructure through vSphere Client. thanks!
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It can only be done using a script.

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hello and thanks for the reply. can you elaborate on the script? Do you mean through a command session or what? are there any resources that i could use for more information?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1600 total points
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PowerCLI script

see here


Here is a Windows Application, that can also Import and Export Alarm settings


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hello hanccocka, thanks for all the info, i digested all that, then tweaked the script to fit my needs (wanted a second action only for warnings etc) and {drum roll} mass-edited 58 alarms! Of course it probably took me longer than doing it manually but i learned something for next time! :-) Thanks again.

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