Data acquisition

Each probe uses a different method to acquire data. The method that a probe uses is based on the target system from which the probe receives data.

The Probe for IBM Tivoli NetView acquires event data by connecting to a running IBM Tivoli NetView system and capturing traps to form alerts. The probe connects to the trapd process which IBM Tivoli NetView uses. It acquires its events directly from that process.

Note: The probe must be running on the same machine as the IBM Tivoli NetView system. The trapd process must be running before you start the probe.