Configure email notifications in vRealize Operations Manager, so that users and applications receive administrative alerts from vRealize Operations Manager about certain situations in the data center.

UI Procedure

  1. Log in to the vRealize Operations Manager operations interface at https://<vrealize_operations_manager_fqdn> with a user assigned the Administrator role.
  2. In the left pane, navigate to Configure > Alerts.

  3. On the Alerts page, click Outbound settings.

  4. On the Outbound settings tab, click Add.

  5. In the Add/Edit outbound instance dialog box, configure these settings and enter your values from the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook.



    Plug-in type

    Standard Email Plugin

    Instance name

    Enter the name

    Use secure connection


    Secure connection type


  6. To verify the connection with the SMTP server, click Test and click OK.

  7. Click Save.

PowerShell Procedure

  1. Start Windows PowerShell.

  2. Replace the values in the sample code with values from your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook and run the commands in the PowerShell console.

    $sddcManagerFqdn = ""
    $sddcManagerUser = "administrator@vsphere.local"
    $sddcManagerPass = "VMw@re1!"
    $smtpServer = ""
    $smtpPort = "25"
    $senderAddress = ""
    $authUser = ""
    $authPass = "VMw@re1!"
  3. Perform the configuration by running the command in the PowerShell console.

    Add-vROPSAlertPluginEmail -server $sddcManagerFqdn -user $sddcManagerUser -pass $sddcManagerPass -pluginName "Email-Alert-Plugin" -smtpServer $smtpServer -smtpPort $smtpPort -senderAddress $senderAddress -secureConnection true -protocol TLS -authentication true -authUser $authUser -authPass $authPass