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

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.


Specifies whether the plug-in is currently running.