Adding event suppressions with the CLI by specifying a file

When adding an event suppression, you can specify its object and time properties by specifying a file that contains the required properties.  

When you specify the –f option, the add command reads the suppression properties from a CSV format file.

The CSV format file must contain the following parameters in this order:

  • instPath – The object's instance path
  • typePath – The object's type path
  • beginTime – The time to begin the suppression, in the format yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss
  • endTime – The time to end the suppression, in the format yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss

In CSV format, any comma in a parameter can be escaped by enclosing the parameter in quotes. Quotes can be escaped by using two quotes.

The Manage Event Suppression command line syntax is:

manageEventSuppression [options] –f filename add

The following table lists the required and optional parameters for the manage event suppression command tool.

Positional parameters



Indicates that this command is adding Event Suppression Periods.

-f filename

Name of a file containing the event suppression information. Required to read events from a file. If thefile nameis -, the information is read from stdin.

Optional parameters



-? or


Provides a brief help message.

-u username or

--user username

Indicates that the parameter username used for connecting to the services.

-p password or

--password password

Password used for connecting to the services. If -p or -s is not specified, the user is prompted for the password. -p is mutually exclusive with -s.

-s or


Specify password via stdin. This is mutually exclusive with -p.


Run the command in debug mode.


Run the command in verbose mode.

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