You can disable an alarm action from occurring without disabling the alarm itself. For example, if you have an alarm set to trigger when a host is disconnected, and you put the host in maintenance mode, you can disable the alarm action from firing because you know the host is not available. The alarm is still enabled, so it triggers, but the action does not.

You disable alarm actions for a selected inventory object. You can also disable alarm actions across multiple objects at one time from the object tab. For example, to disable the alarm actions for multiple virtual machines on a host, go to the Virtual Machines tab of the host. When you disable the alarm actions for an object, they continue to occur on child objects.

When you disable alarm actions, all actions on all alarms for the object are disabled. You cannot disable a subset of alarm actions.