Backoff strategy

If the Retry property is set to true, and the probe fails to establish a connection or loses an existing connection to the device, the probe reverts to a backoff strategy. The probe tries to reestablish a connection after one second, two seconds, then four seconds, eight seconds, and so on, up to a maximum of 4096 seconds.

After the connection is made to the specified port, the probe tries to log in to the device. If the probe fails to log in, it shuts down and tries to connect again. The backoff strategy remains in place until a successful login occurs. The user can also specify a reconnection interval using the ReconnectionInterval property or -reconnectioninterval command line option. When this property is enabled, the probe reconnects at the specified time interval instead of using the backoff strategy.

If the remote host terminates the connection, the probe closes the connection on the host machine. The operating system is not allowed to close the connection.