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 Probe for Comverse TRILOGUE INfinity connects to the Comverse system using a TCP/IP connection. It is a multi-headed probe which can acquire alert data from multiple hosts. If the probe is configured to connect to one device it uses Chatin and Chatout strings. If the probe is configured to connect to multiple devices it uses a hosts file containing multiple Chatin and Chatout strings for multiple hosts.
Data acquisition is described in the following topics: