Notifications are alert notifications that meet the filter criteria in the notification rules before they are sent outside vRealize Operations Manager. You configure notification rules for the supported outbound alerts so that you can filter the alerts that are sent to the selected external system.

You use the notifications list to manage your rules. You then use the notification rules to limit the alerts that are sent to the external system. To use notifications, the supported outbound alert plug-ins must be added and running.

With notification rules, you can limit the data that is sent to the following external systems.

  • Standard Email. You can create multiple notification rules for various email recipients based on one or more of the filter selections. If you add recipients but do not add filter selections, all the generated alerts are sent to the recipients.

  • REST. You can create a rule to limit alerts that are sent to the target REST system so that you do not need to implement filtering on that target system.

  • SNMP Trap. You can configure vRealize Operations Manager to log alerts on an existing SNMP Trap server in your environment.

  • Log File. You can configure vRealize Operations Manager to log alerts to a file on each of your vRealize Operations Manager nodes.