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 IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Generic Log File Java Probe.

Table 1. Summary

Probe target

Log files

Probe executable name


Package version


Probe supported on

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

Properties file


Rules file



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

The probe accesses log files using Java NIO.2 in the GLF stream component. The probe implements the GLF stream component using Apache Camel as a routing and processing engine.

Remote connectivity


Multicultural support


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.

Note: The Generic Log File Java Probe cannot be managed under Process Agent control. To workaround this issue you can run the probe as a Windows service. For details about configuring the probe to run as a Windows service, see