The probe has a timeout facility that enables it to disconnect from Microsoft SCOM 2012 if it does not receive an alert within a specified amount of time.

You can use the Timeout property to specify the period of time (in seconds) for which the probe waits for new alerts from Microsoft SCOM 2012 before shutting down. If the probe is still busy retrieving a previous alert, it will not disconnect when the timeout interval is reached.

As a guideline, you can usually specify a value for this property equal to the longest idle time before an event is raised in the actual deployment environment. In cases where there is a recurring alert at a regular interval from Microsoft SCOM 2012 (such as a heartbeat signal), you can specify a value slightly higher than the alert interval.

The default value of the Timeout property is 0 seconds, which instructs the probe to wait for alerts indefinitely.