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 Probe for HP Operations Manager.

Table 1. Summary

Probe target

HP Operations Manager version 8.0, 9.0, 9.1 and 9.2.

Probe executable name


Package version


Probe supported on

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

Properties file


Rules file


Additional configuration files

UnixHpomTool.sql: This file creates a UI menu from the desktop called HP Operation Manager that contains two menu items: Acknowledge Alert and Unacknowledge Alert. This script is called by the Acknowledge Alert and Unacknowledge Alert menu items.

hpom.bidir.rules: This file is called from the hpom.rules file and enables the Acknowledge and Unacknowledge alert operations.

UnixHpomTools.xml: This file registers the UnixHpomTools.cgi script tool in Web GUI.

UnixHpomTools.cgi: This script is called by the Acknowledge Alert and Unacknowledge Alert menu items. It sends the command to event factory using the probe’s URL.

For details about these configuration files, see Additional probe tools.


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


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.