Solaris 10 What's New

System Management Agent

This feature is new in the Solaris Express 12/03 release.

The System Management Agent is a Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agent that provides SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, and SNMPv3 functionality to the Solaris 10 environment. The agent is based on the Net-SNMP open source implementation, with some customizations for the Solaris environment. The agent has all the necessary base functionality that is required by an SNMP agent. The agent includes support for standard SNMP operations and numerous standard Management Information Bases (MIBs), including MIB-II, Host Resources MIB, and Notification MIB. Additionally, the agent supports the User-based Security Model (USM) and View-based Access Control Model (VACM), as well as AgentX.

The System Management Agent is configured to be the default SNMP agent, but coexists with the Solstice Enterprise AgentsTM software in this release.

For further information, see the netsnmp(5) man page.

For further information, see also the Solaris System Management Agent Administration Guide and the Solaris System Management Agent Developer’s Guide.