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.

Table 1. Summary

Probe target

Databases that support the JDBC standard.

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



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 database.

Multicultural support


This probe supports multibyte characters. Whether the database to which you are connecting supports multibyte characters depends on the JDBC driver. Consult your JDBC driver documentation for multibyte character support information.

Peer-to-peer failover functionality


IP environment

IPv4 and IPv6

Note: IPv6 support for the database connection depends on the JDBC driver. Consult your JDBC driver documentation for IPv6 support information.

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.