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 provides a summary of the Probe for BMC Patrol V9.

Table 1. Summary

Probe target

BMC Patrol Agent version 9.0

Probe executable name

nco_p_patrol_v9 (on UNIX and Linux operating systems)

nco_p_patrol_v9.exe (on Windows operating systems)

Package version


Probe installation package


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/patrol_v9.props (on UNIX and Linux operating systems)

%OMNIHOME%\probes\win32\patrol_v9.props (on Windows operating systems)

Rules file

$OMNIHOME/probes/arch/patrol_v9.rules (on UNIX and Linux operating systems)

%OMNIHOME%\probes\win32\patrol_v9.rules (on Windows operating systems)


To run the probe on Windows operating systems, you must have a BMC Patrol Agent installed on the host on which you want to run the probe. See Prerequisites for Windows operating systems.

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

Patrol API

Remote connectivity


Multicultural support

Not Available

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.