You can delete a VMware Identity Manager connector instance from the VMware Identity Manager service when you no longer need it. Before you delete the connector instance, disassociate it from any directories, virtual apps collections, and identity providers with which it is associated.

Procedure

  1. In the VMware Identity Manager console, click the Identity & Access Management tab, then click Setup.
  2. If the connector instance that you want to delete is the only connector in your environment, add a new connector instance first.
  3. Verify that directory sync or virtual apps sync is not in progress.
    1. To view the sync status of directories, navigate to the Identity & Access Management > Directories page.
    2. To view the sync status of virtual apps collections, navigate to the Catalog > Virtual Apps Collections page.
  4. Make sure that the connector is not being used as a sync connector for any directory.
    • (SaaS) Follow these steps:
      • Navigate to the Identity & Access Management > Setup > Connectors page.
      • Click each directory associated with the connector, check the connector that is selected in the Sync Connector list, and change it to another connector if necessary.
    • (On premises) Follow these steps:
      • Navigate to the Identity & Access Management > Setup > Connectors page.
      • Click each directory associated with the connector, navigate to Sync Settings > Sync Connectors, and remove the connector from the list of failover connectors.
  5. Check all your virtual apps collections and make sure that the connector is not used as the sync connector and does not appear in the failover list of connectors.
    1. Click the Catalog > Virtual Apps Collections tab.
    2. Click each virtual apps collection, check the list of connectors associated with the virtual apps collection, and remove the connector you want to delete.
  6. Remove the connector from any Workspace IDPs and Built-in IDPs with which it is associated.
    1. Navigate to the Identity & Access Management > Setup > Identity Providers page.
      On this page, you can see the identity providers with which the connector is associated.
    2. Click each identity provider with which the connector is associated and delete the connector from the Connector(s) section, if possible.
      Opmerking: For Workspace IDPs, the delete icon appears only if other connectors are available.
  7. Delete the connector.
    1. Navigate to the Identity & Access Management > Setup > Connectors page.
    2. Click the Delete icon next to the connector instance you want to delete and click Confirm.
    If you get an error stating that the connector cannot be deleted, you can use the Force Delete command that appears on the error page to delete the connector. The Force Delete command deletes the connector regardless of whether it is associated with any directories or identity providers. Ensure that you follow the instructions on the error page. The Force Delete command is only available in on-premises installations.
    The connector instance is deleted from the VMware Identity Manager service.
  8. Uninstall the VMware Identity Manager connector instance from the Windows server on which it is installed.
    You can uninstall the connector instance in one of the following ways.
    • Run the VMware Identity Manager connector installer and select the Uninstall option.
    • Uninstall the connector from the Control Panel.
      1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.
      2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
      3. Select VMware Identity Manager Connector from the list and click Uninstall.