Multi-Headed Probes

The Probe for Glenayre VMS is a multi-headed probe that can connect to either a single device or to multiple devices.

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; this file contains details of the devices to which the probe connects and the connection properties for each connection.

To connect to a switch, the Probe for Glenayre VMS uses either the Host and Port properties in the probe properties file or a hosts file. If the HostsFile property has not been defined, then the probe uses the Host and Port properties to make a single connection. If, in addition to the HostsFile property, either of these properties is undefined, the probe exits.

For information about the hosts file, see Hosts file format