You can disable alarm actions on any inventory object. Disabling alarm actions is not the same as disabling an alarm, nor is it the same as acknowledging an alarm. When alarm actions are disabled, the alarm can still be triggered but its associated actions will not be performed. You might want to disable alarm actions when, for example, you plan on putting a host into maintenance mode. When you disable alarm actions on a selected inventory object, all actions for all alarms are disabled on that object. You cannot disable a subset of alarm actions. Alarm actions will continue on the child objects.


Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.

Required privilege: Alarm.Disable Alarm Action


  • To disable alarm actions, right-click on the inventory object and select Alarm > Disable Alarm Actions.
  • To enable alarm actions, right click on the inventory object and select Alarm > Enable Alarm Actions.