Can we remove the decommioned application connectors from SCOM

shankar431 471 Reputation points

Hi All,

we have decommissioned the applications NetApp storage, Jalasoft, SCVMM in my SCOM 2012 R2 environment.

We replaced Jalasoft with Solarwind.

Also we see 33 connectors for SCVMM.Is it normal that we have so many connectors for SCVMM.

Can we remove the connectors that are no longer used.

If we remove these connectors any consequences we face.

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  1. Leon Laude 85,651 Reputation points

    Hi @shankar431 ,

    If you have decommissioned your applications that have connectors in SCOM, you can safely remove the connectors.
    I have personally never seen so many SCVMM connectors, I don't believe this is "normal", either way it should now be safe to remove them.

    Removing unwanted product connectors in SCOM 2012 R2 and SCOM 2016


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  2. shankar431 471 Reputation points

    Hi Leoan,

    Thank you for reply.
    Sorry for my mistake, we are still using the SCVMM connector.
    My issue with this is about showing more connectors.
    What action I need to take in this case.

    We are using SCOM 2012 R2 environment and Using Microsoft system center Virtual machine manager 2012 R2 MP Version : 3.2.8377.0

    Please find the attached Screen shot regarding the connectors are seeing.

    Ravi Shankar

  3. SChalakov 10,261 Reputation points MVP

    Hi @shankar431 ,

    just make sure you don't use the SCVMM <-> SCOM Integration before you delete those.
    You can either do this with PowerShell or also remove the SCVMM Management Packs (if you don't use the integration of course) and those will be removed.


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  4. shankar431 471 Reputation points

    Hi Stoyan,

    Thank you for providing update.
    We are going to use SCVMM for a while.
    In that case how can we identify why 33 connectors were showing for SCVMM in my environment and how to identify unwanted connecters, so that we can remove them.

    Ravi Shankar

  5. XinGuo-MSFT 14,236 Reputation points


    There is a relevant thread you can reference:

    Removing old SCVMM connectors

    Hope it can help.

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