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Invoke-SwisVerb : Verb Orion.AlertSuppression.SuppressAlerts cannot unpackage parameter 0 of type System.String

Import-Module SwisPowerShell

$OrionServer = 'localhost'
$cred = Get-Credential

$swis = Connect-Swis -Hostname $OrionServer -Credential $cred

$server = 'my-server'
$query = "SELECT Uri FROM Orion.Nodes WHERE SysName LIKE '" + "$server" + "%'"
$entityUris = Get-SwisData $swis $query
$entityUris = $entityUris |% {[string]$_}

Invoke-SwisVerb $swis Orion.AlertSuppression SuppressAlerts @($entityUris)

Trying to mute alerts on an object, using the code above and always receive the following error message:

Invoke-SwisVerb : Verb Orion.AlertSuppression.SuppressAlerts cannot unpackage parameter 0 of type System.String[]
At line:13 char:1
+ Invoke-SwisVerb $swis Orion.AlertSuppression SuppressAlerts @($entity ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Invoke-SwisVerb], FaultException`1
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : SwisError,SwisPowerShell.InvokeSwisVerb

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  • I keep getting an error when trying to use the invoke-swisverb

    Invoke-SwisVerb : Access to Orion.AlertSuppression.SuppressAlerts verb denied.

    Has anyone else seen this?

  • This works on mine, 2023.1 and 3.1.0.343  SwisPowerShell. I wrote it while we were on 2020.2.4 so it was working on that version as well. 

    Take a look and compare. 

    cls
    Import-Module SwisPowerShell
    $swis = Connect-Swis -host MyHost@bobmarley.org -UserName BobMarley -Password LetsGet2getherItWillBeAllRight
    #$swis = Connect-Swis -host MyHost@bobmarley.org -trusted
    $entityUris = Get-SwisData $swis "SELECT Uri FROM Orion.Nodes WHERE SysName LIKE'MYSERVERNAME'"
    $entityUris = @( $entityUris |% {[string]$_} )
    $now =[DateTime]::Now
    $later =$now.AddMinutes(5)
    Write-host "Muting Node from time in UTC $now until $later"
    Invoke-SwisVerb $swis Orion.AlertSuppression SuppressAlerts @($entityUris, $now, $later ) | Out-Null
    

  • I still get the invoke-swis access to orion verb error.

    I tried it once like this.

    Invoke-SwisVerb $swis Orion.AlertSuppression SuppressAlerts @($entityUris, $now, $later ) | Out-Null

    I also tried adding the parameter names before the variables.

    Invoke-SwisVerb -SwisConnection $swis -EntityName Orion.AlertSuppression -Verb SuppressAlerts -Arguments @($entityUris, $now, $later ) | Out-Null

    Invoke-SwisVerb : Access to Orion.AlertSuppression.SuppressAlerts verb denied.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Invoke-SwisVerb $swis Orion.AlertSuppression SuppressAlerts @($entity ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [Invoke-SwisVerb], FaultException`1
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : SwisError,SwisPowerShell.InvokeSwisVerb

  • Did you try changing these values so they match your environment and run this script? This one worked in my environment.

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  • I tried the code that you posted and it doesn't work. The code posted below is very close and does work. This will mute the node indefinitely. 

    Import-Module SwisPowerShell
    
    #$OrionServer = 'localhost'
    #$cred = Get-Credential
    #$swis = Connect-Swis -Hostname $OrionServer -Credential $cred
    $swis = Connect-Swis -host MYORIONSERVER -Trusted #This is using the AD Account I am logged in as and I have admin rights in Orion
    
    $server = 'SERVERIWANTTOMUTE'
    $query = "SELECT Uri FROM Orion.Nodes WHERE SysName LIKE '" + "$server" + "%'"
    $entityUris = Get-SwisData $swis $query
    $entityUris = $entityUris |% {[string]$_}
    
    #Invoke-SwisVerb $swis Orion.AlertSuppression SuppressAlerts @($entityUris)
    Invoke-SwisVerb $swis Orion.AlertSuppression SuppressAlerts @($entityUris, [DateTime]::UtcNow) #This muted the node indefinitely

  • Lol ok

    I use it on my instances, so yes, it works. (mute for 99 hours in this case)

    (edit : ok my bad  the threads layout is confusing)

  • Sorry @ it was in reply to the code @ was trying to use. It didn't work when I tried it. 

    Your looks great!

  • @bobmarley Thank you for the update.

    I keep getting an error where access to orion.alertsupression.supressalerts verb denied.

    I am using an account that has admin permissions.


    Invoke-SwisVerb $swis Orion.AlertSuppression SuppressAlerts @($entityUris, [DateTime]::UtcNow) #This muted t
    he node indefinitely
    Invoke-SwisVerb : Access to Orion.AlertSuppression.SuppressAlerts verb denied.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Invoke-SwisVerb $swis Orion.AlertSuppression SuppressAlerts @($entity ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [Invoke-SwisVerb], FaultException`1
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : SwisError,SwisPowerShell.InvokeSwisVerb

  • Are you running Powershell as administrator? Right Click Run As Administrator

  • Yes, I have tried both in administrator mode and not in administrator mode.

  • Hi ,

    Having PowerShell run as an administrator shouldn't be necessary. I'm thinking that it might be an issue with the formatting of the arguments.

    This is what works for me:

    #  The formatting of the arguments as an Array (like below) is not necessary
    Invoke-SwisVerb -SwisConnection $Swis -EntityName Orion.AlertSuppression -Verb SuppressAlerts -Arguments @(@($Uri), $StartTime, $EndTime)
    
    
    #  But the first argument, the entityUris, must be an Array:
    Invoke-SwisVerb -SwisConnection $Swis -EntityName Orion.AlertSuppression -Verb SuppressAlerts -Arguments @($Uri), $StartTime, $EndTime
    
    
    # As a bonus, this means that you can pass multiple entities on the same invoke, instead of having to run the invoke in a foreach loop. Example:
    $Uris = @(
        'swis://orion.example.com/Orion/Orion.Nodes/NodeID=1234',
        'swis://orion.example.com/Orion/Orion.Nodes/NodeID=1235'
    )
    Invoke-SwisVerb -SwisConnection $Swis -EntityName Orion.AlertSuppression -Verb SuppressAlerts -Arguments @($Uris), $StartTime, $EndTime

    I've found that if I look at the verb in SWQL Studio, I can see if the value is expected as a Array. You can find that here:

    Even though it says that it's expecting a string, the XML is looking for an array. This is the "how to understand swql/api" that helped me out the most.