Outbound plug-in settings determine how the supported external notification systems connect to their target systems. You configure one or more instances of one or more plug-in types so that you can send data about generated notifications outside of vRealize Operations Manager.

You configure each plug-in with the required information, including destination locations, hosts, ports, user names, passwords, instance name, or other information that is required to send notifications to those target systems. The target systems can include email recipients, log files, or other management products.

Some plug-ins are included with vRealize Operations Manager, and others might be added when you add a management pack as a solution.

To add or edit an outbound plug-in, select Administration in the left pane, and click Outbound Settings. On the toolbar, click the plus sign to add a plug-in instance, or select a plug-in from the list and click the pencil to edit the existing plug-in.

The configuration options vary depending on which plug-in you select from the Plug-In Type drop-down menu.