A system startup script file invokes the Master Agent when the system is initially booted. Upon the Master Agent's invocation, it reads its various configuration files and appropriate actions are performed by activating subagents, determining the subtree OID for various subagents, populating its own MIBs. The Master Agent provides the following functionality:
Communicates with subagents
Sends requests to subagents
Receives responses from subagents
Traps notifications from subagents
If you have snmpd (part of Domain Manager) or some other SNMP agent using port 161 running, the Solstice Enterprise Agents cannot run.