How to Create or Remove a Connector by Using the OMCF Web Service

Updated: January 31, 2012

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Operations Manager

You can use the Operations Manager Connector Framework (OMCF) Web service to create a connector that makes it possible for 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. For more information, see How to Create or Remove a Connector by Using the Operations Manager Class Libraries.


The following example demonstrates how to create and remove a connector using the OMCF Web service. Before creating a connector, you can create an OMCF Web service proxy. For more information, see How to Create an OMCF Web Service Proxy.

/// <summary>
/// Creates and removes a new connector by using the OMCF Web service.
/// </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");

			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 OMCF Web service.";

			// Define the Web service URI endpoint address for the Web service
			// that is used to create the connector.
			string uriEndpointAddress = "EnterURIEndpointAddressHere";
			ConnectorFrameworkProxy OMCFProxy =
				new ConnectorFrameworkProxy(uriEndpointAddress);

			OMCFProxy.SetupWithConnectorId(myConnectorInfo, connectorId);

			Console.WriteLine("Created " + myConnectorInfo.Name +
				" with ID: " + connectorId.ToString());

			// Remove the connector.
			Console.WriteLine("Removing connector with Id: " + connectorId);
			Console.WriteLine("Connector removed.");


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