Data acquisition

Each probe uses a different method to acquire data. Which method the probe uses depends on the target system from which it receives data.

The Heartbeat Probe does not acquire event data. It generates events at set time intervals and forwards them to the ObjectServer. This is so that a heartbeat is generated from a system without probing a platform.

The probe generates an event every SleepTime seconds, and repeats this for NumEvents times (or until stopped).