2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 8, 2013 7:03 PM by kattrap

    Ventre Alarm list with noticiations

    Guv Hot Shot

      In Vsphere 4 ican i get list of all the alarms in virtual centre and more imprtantly can I include in the list the action and configuration,  I want to check for each alarm what the email notifications are and if they are correct.  Is that possible to do.


      So Alarm name, action, confiiguartion.


      Is this possible to do.

        • 1. Re: Ventre Alarm list with noticiations
          LucD Guru
          vExpertUser ModeratorsCommunity Warriors

          Try something like this


          Get-AlarmAction -ActionType SendEmail | 
          @{N="Alarm name";E={$_.AlarmDefinition.Name}},


          It will only list alarms that have an email action and display all email addresses.

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          • 2. Re: Ventre Alarm list with noticiations
            kattrap Enthusiast

            Variation or b*stardization of LucD's (thank you thank you)

            Errors on alarms not enabled I think (so pulling them out) and exporting the results to csv.


            get-alarmdefinition -enabled $true | get-alarmaction -ActionType SendEmail | Select @{N="Alarm name";E={$_.AlarmDefinition.Name}}, @{N="Email";E={[string]::Join(',',($_.To))}} | export-csv c:\temp\alarms.csv


            No issues with LucD's on a 5.1 VCSA or a 5.0 Win vCenter, but another 5.0 VCSA barfed on LucD's & worked with my script. Could be some other difference between the vCenters that caused it, but I'm going to assume it's all the disabled alarms from a 3rd party plugin.


            Here's the error:


            Get-AlarmAction : 3/8/2013 7:01:22 PM    Get-AlarmAction        Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
            At line:1 char:16
            + Get-AlarmAction <<<<  -ActionType SendEmail | Select @{N="Alarm name";E={$_.AlarmDefinition.Name}}, @{N="Email";E={[string]::Join(',',($_.To))}}
                + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-AlarmAction], ViError
                + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Client20_AlarmServiceImpl_GetAlarmAction_ViError,VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Cmdlets.Commands.Alarm.GetAlarmAction


            Message was edited by: kattrap - posted wrong error message the first time around