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 Probe for Dantel PointMaster connects to the Dantel PointMaster system using a TCP/IP connection. It is a multi-headed probe that can either connect to a single device or that can connect to multiple devices to acquire alert data from a Dantel PointMaster system.
When the probe connects to a single device, it uses the connection properties. When the probe connects to multiple devices, it references a hosts file, which contains details of the devices that the probe connects to and the connection properties for each connection.
Data acquisition is described in the following topics: