How can I disable an alarm on a child object? It seems that if you create an alarm in a folder, all child object will inhert this alarm with no ability to override. This is quite frustrating. We have about 150 VMs that we are monitoring and I need to setup alarms if power state changes to off (because sometimes our backups which use snapshots actually crash the VM). If I create an alarm to monitor power state at the root of our infrastructure, VMs that are shutdown intentionally will trigger alarms on the specified interval. My only option seems to be leveraging resource groups, and moving VMs that are powered off long term out of their resource groups, but this creates an unwanted management headache. The other option is to create the alarm manually for every VM (150 alarms). Another headache. I just want to create the alarm once, at the root level, then disable/override it for the objects it shouldn't apply to. This would make sense with threshold alarms too. For example, disk space.
I can't be the only one with this scenario, so I hope there is a workaround...otherwise this is a huge (in my opinion) design flaw in the tool!