You add outbound plug-in instances so that you can notify users about alerts or capture alert data outside of vRealize Operations Manager.

You can configure one or more instances of the same plug-in type if you need to direct alert information to multiple target systems.

The Automated Action plug-in is enabled by default. If automated actions stop working, check the Automated Action plug-in and enable it if necessary. If you edit the Automated Action plug-in, you only need to provide the instance name.