ProbeWatch messages

During normal operations, the probe generates ProbeWatch messages and sends them to the ObjectServer. These messages tell the ObjectServer how the probe is running.

The following table describes the ProbeWatch messages that the probe generates. For information about generic Netcool/OMNIbus ProbeWatch messages, see the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Probe and Gateway Guide.

Table 1. ProbeWatch messages
ProbeWatch message Description Triggers or causes

Running ...

The probe is running normally.

The probe has just been started up.

Going Down

The probe is shutting down.

The probe is shutting down after performing the shutdown routine.

Failed to connect to mail server

The probe was unable to connect to the mail server.

The probe failed to connect, or reconnect, to the mail server.

Connected to mail server

The probe has connected to the mail server.

The probe successfully established a connection to the mail server.

Maximum backoff time has been reached - will not reconnect

The probe has lost connection with the mail server and cannot reconnect.

The probe attempts to reconnect to the mail server once it loses connection. If the probe has not reconnected after the number of attempts specified by the RetryConnectionCount property, it will stop attempting to reconnect.

Waiting for " + retryWait + "seconds"

The probe will attempt to reconnect once the retry interval time is reached.

The probe attempts to reconnect with the mail server after connection is lost. The retry interval is specified using the RetryConnectionTimeout property.