Each probe uses a different method to acquire data. Which method the probe uses depends on the target system from which it receives data.
The TSM for Avaya Definity G3 connects to Definity 3 devices using a TCP/IP connection. It is a multi-headed probe which can acquire alert data from one or more devices. The probe then sends the information to the ObjectServer.
To connect to multiple hosts, you must specify a hosts file using the properties file or command line option. A hosts file contains connection information for one or more hosts. If you specify a hosts file for the probe, the probe ignores any corresponding connection information contained in the properties file or the command line option. If both connection and hosts file information are undefined, the probe exits.
Data acquisition is described in the following topics: