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:
Table 1. Summary

Probe target

Microsoft SCOM 2016

Note: This probe has also been certified against SCOM 1801 and SCOM 2019.

Probe executable name


Probe installation package


Package version


Probe supported on

For details of supported operating systems, see the following Release Notice on the IBM Software Support website:

Additional probe files


Properties file


Rules file


Additional files























A currently supported version of IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus or IBM Cloud Pak for AIOps.

The probe requires .NET Framework 3.5. If you have a later version of .Net Framework installed (for example, version 4.6.2), you will need to install .NET Framework 3.5 as well. Multiple .NET frameworks can exist in a single environment and will work side-by-side. The probe will still rely on .NET Framework 3.5 to run and will use the .Net Framework 4.6.2 library for additional support as required.

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

Microsoft Operations Manager Connector Framework (OMCF)

The connection is made over TCP and is secured using the Kerberos network authentication protocol.

Remote connectivity


Multicultural support

Not Available

For information about configuring multicultural support, including language options, see the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Installation and Deployment Guide.

Peer-to-peer failover functionality


IP environment

IPv4 and 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.