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

IBM Tivoli NetView version 7.x

Probe executable name

nco_p_nv7 (UNIX)

nco_p_nv7.exe (Windows)

Package version


Probe supported on

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

Properties file

$OMNIHOME/probes/arch/nv7.props (UNIX)

%OMNIHOME%\probes\arch\nv7.props (Windows)

Rules file

$OMNIHOME/probes/arch/nv7.rules (UNIX)

%OMNIHOME%\probes\arch\nv7.rules (Windows)


A currently supported version of IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus.


Connection method


Remote connectivity


Multicultural support


Peer-to-peer failover functionality


IP environment

IPv4 and IPv6

Note: The probe is supported on IPv6 when running on IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus 7.4.0.

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.