Each probe uses a different method to acquire data. Which method the probe uses depends on the target system from which it receives data.
BMC Patrol comprises a console and multiple agents. The Probe for BMC Patrol connects directly to the BMC Patrol agents and uses the Patrol API to acquire event data using the same method as the BMC Patrol console. The Probe for BMC Patrol can connect to one or more agents.
The console does not have to be running for events to be received by the probe from the agents.
Data acquisition is described in the following topics: