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Solaris System Management Agent Developer's Guide
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1.  Introduction to the System Management Agent

2.  Creating Modules

3.  Data Modeling

4.  Storing Module Data

5.  Implementing Alarms

6.  Deploying Modules

Overview of Module Deployment

Choosing Dynamic Modules or Subagents

Loading Modules Dynamically

How to Dynamically Load a Module and Restart the Agent

How to Dynamically Load a Module Without Restarting the Agent

Using Subagents

AgentX Protocol

Functions of a Subagent

Deploying a Module as a Subagent

demo_module_8 Code Example for Implementing a Subagent

Subagent Security Guidelines

7.  Multiple Instance Modules

8.  Long-Running Data Collection

9.  Entity MIB

10.  Migration of Solstice Enterprise Agents to the System Management Agent

A.  SMA Resources

B.  MIBs Implemented in SMA



Overview of Module Deployment

With the System Management Agent, you have the following choices for deploying a module:

These deployment methods have advantages and disadvantages, which are discussed in Choosing Dynamic Modules or Subagents. However, the way that you develop your module and the content of your module have no bearing on how you deploy your module. You can use the same module, without modification, with either deployment method.