vCenter notification send push message using Prowl to iOS devices

I would like to receive push messages for triggered alerts from my vCenter. There is the possibility to execute a command when a alert has been triggered so I decided to write a script which will use Prowl to send push notification to my mobile apple device. I used Prowl already for other devices like my Homematic home automation system. It’s easy to use with an simple curl command. You can find a lot of good examples available by using Google.

Sources and Services:

VMware Documentation

Push notification service

You have to create an account on and generate a new API key. The new API key has to be added to script (replace PLACE_YOUR_API_KEY_HERE with your API key).


This script is really basic and is only a proof of concept. I will extend and improve it over time.

root@vcenter [ ~ ]# mkdir bin
root@vcenter [ ~ ]#