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.

You add a Standard Email Plug-In so that you can use Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to email vRealize Operations Manager alert notifications to your virtual infrastructure administrators, network operations engineers, and other interested individuals.

You add a REST Plug-In so that you can send vRealize Operations Manager alerts to another REST-enabled application where you built a REST Web service to accept these messages.

You add a Log File plug-in when you want to configure vRealize Operations Manager to log alerts to a file on each of your vRealize Operations Manager nodes. If you installed vRealize Operations Manager as a multiple node cluster, each node processes and logs the alerts for the objects that it monitors. Each node logs the alerts for the objects it processes.

You add a Network Share plug-in when you want to configure vRealize Operations Manager to send reports to a shared location.

You add an SNMP Trap plug-in when you want to configure vRealize Operations Manager to log alerts on an existing SNMP Trap server in your environment.

You add a Smarts SAM Notification plug-in when you want to configure vRealize Operations Manager to send alert notifications to EMC Smarts Server Assurance Manager.