How to Create or Remove a Connector by Using the Operations Manager Class Libraries

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Updated: May 22, 2009

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Operations Manager 2007

You can use the Operations Manager class libraries to create a connector that allows Operations Manager to communicate with an external system. If the external system runs on a Windows-based computer, using the class libraries is the preferred method for creating the connector.


The following example demonstrates how to create a connector and how to remove a connector by using the Operations Manager class libraries.

/// <summary>
/// Creates a new connector by using the Operations Manager 
/// class libraries.
/// </summary>
using System;
using System.Collections.ObjectModel;
using Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement;
using Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.ConnectorFramework;
using System.IO;
using System.Text;
using System.Xml;

namespace SDKSamples
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            ManagementGroup mg = new ManagementGroup("localhost");

            ConnectorFrameworkAdministration omcf =
            MonitoringConnector connector = null;
            Guid connectorId = Guid.NewGuid();

            // Create a new connector.
            ConnectorInfo myConnectorInfo = new ConnectorInfo();
            myConnectorInfo.Name = "myConnector";
            myConnectorInfo.DisplayName = "My Connector";
            myConnectorInfo.Description =
                "This connector was created using the Operations Manager class libraries.";
            connector = omcf.Setup(myConnectorInfo, connectorId);
            Console.WriteLine("Created " + connector.Name + " with ID: " + connector.Id);

            // Remove the connector when finished with it.
            Console.WriteLine("Removing " + connector.Name);
            Console.WriteLine("Connector removed.");

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