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

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, from the left menu, click Configure > Alerts, and then in the right pane, click 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.
  • Export. Downloads the outbound settings.
  • Import. Allows you to import outbound settings. To import:
    • Click the Import option from the horizontal ellipsis.
    • Click Browse and select the file to import.
    • Select if you want to Overwrite or Skip the file in case of a conflict.
    • Click Import to import outbound settings, and click Done.
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.