You use the Outbound Settings to manage your communication settings so that you can send information to users or applications outside of vRealize Operations Manager .

How Outbound Settings Work

You manage your outbound options from this page, including adding or editing outbound plug-ins, and turning the configured plug-ins on or off. When enabled, the plug-in sends a message to users as email notifications, or sends a message to other applications.

Where You Find Outbound Settings

To manage your outbound settings, select Administration in the left pane, and click Management > Outbound Settings.

Table 1. Outbound Settings Options
Option Description
Toolbar options
Use the toolbar options to manage your Outbound Plug-Ins.
  • Add. Opens the Outbound Plug-In dialog box where you configure the connection options for the instance.

Select an existing plugin and click the vertical ellipsis to perform the following actions.

  • Edit. Modify the Outbound Plug-In instance details.
  • Delete. Removes the selected plug-in instance.
  • Enable or Disable. Starts or stops the plug-in instance. Disabling an instance allows you to stop sending the messages configured for the plug-in without removing the configuration from your environment.
Instance Name

Name that you assigned when you created the plug-in instance.

Plug-In Type

Type of configured plug-in for the plug-in instance. The types of plug-ins vary depending on the solutions you added to your environment.

The most common plug-in types include standard email, SNMP trap, log file, and REST.


Specifies whether the plug-in is currently running.