Each probe works in a different way to acquire event data from its source, and therefore has specific features, default values, and changeable properties. Use this summary information to learn about this probe.

The following table provides a summary of the Probe for CA Spectrum (CORBA).

Table 1. Summary

Probe target

CA Spectrum version 9.4

CA Spectrum version 10.0

Probe executable name


Probe installation package


Package version


Probe supported on

For details of supported operating systems, see the following Release Notice on the IBM Software Support website:

Properties file


Rules file


Host configuration file


Additional configuration files


This is an XML schema file the probe uses to validate the format of the host configuration file.

This script used to generate probable cause lookup files.


For details of any additional software that this probe requires, refer to the description.txt file that is supplied in its download package.

Connection method


Remote connectivity

The probe can connect to a remote device using a CORBA interface.

Multicultural support


For information about configuring multicultural support, including language options, see the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Installation and Deployment Guide.

Peer-to-peer failover functionality


IP environment

IPv4 and IPv6

Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)

IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus uses the FIPS 140-2 approved cryptographic provider: IBM Crypto for C (ICC) certificate 384 for cryptography. This certificate is listed on the NIST website at For details about configuring Netcool/OMNIbus for FIPS 140-2 mode, see the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Installation and Deployment Guide.