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 Dantel PointMaster.

Table 1. Summary

Probe target

Dantel PointMaster

Probe executable name


Patch number


Probe supported on

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

Properties file


Rules file



A currently supported version of IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus

Connection method

Telnet TCP/IP

Remote connectivity

The Probe for Dantel PointMaster can connect to a device on a remote host. Details of the remote host are specified using connection properties (when connecting to a single device) or by referencing a hosts file (when connecting to multiple devices).

Multicultural support

Not Available

Peer-to-peer failover functionality


IP environment

IPv4 and IPv6

Note: The probe is supported on IPv6 when running on IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus V7.3.0, 7.3.1 and 7.4.0 on all UNIX and Linux operating systems.

Federal Information Protocol 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.