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.

The following table summarizes the probe.
Table 1. Summary 

Probe target


Probe executable name

nco_p_socket_java (UNIX)

nco_p_socket_java.bat (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


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

TCP/IP (acting in client or server mode)

Remote connectivity

The probe can receive events from a remote system or can connect to a socket to which a device writes it's event data.

Peer-to-peer failover functionality


IP environment

IPv4 or IPv6

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.