Defining probes and probe integrations

Probes connect to an event source, detect and acquire event data, and forward the data as events. They use the logic specified in a rules file to manipulate the event elements before converting them into fields of an event in the ObjectServer alerts.status table.

They can acquire data from any stable data source, including devices, databases, and log files. Some probes are uniquely designed to acquire event data from a specific source, while other more generic probes (for example, the Message Bus Probe) can be configured to integrate with a variety of sources.