You add outbound alert 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.

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 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.