Solstice Enterprise Agents 1.0 User Guide


The Solstice Enterprise Agents User Guide is an introduction to the product and explains how to install, configure, and administer the Solstice Enterprise Agents runtime environment and associated subagents.

Who Should Use This Book

This document is targeted towards System Administrators.

Before You Read This Book

If you have just acquired the Solstice Enterprise Agents product, this should be the first book you read. It gives an overview of the product architecture functions, features, and components. You should also read the Solstice Enterprise Agents 1.0 Release Notes for information on late-breaking problems and solutions that happened after the publication of this manual set.

How This Book Is Organized

This document contains the following chapters:

Chapter 1, What Is a Solstice Enterprise Agent?, is an overview of the product.

Chapter 2, Installing Enterprise Agents, explains how to install Solstice Enterprise Agents on your Solstice machine.

Chapter 3, SNMP-Based Master/Subagent, explains how the Master Agent works.

Chapter 4, Configuring Enterprise Agents, provides configuration information.

Chapter 5, Using DMI, provides an overview of the Desktop Management Interface.

Chapter 6, Using SNMP With DMI, explains how SNMP accesses DMI components and gives details on how to use mapping to communicate between SNMP and DMI protocols.

Chapter 7, DMI Command Line Utilities, explains the function of the command line interface and gives examples of its use.

Appendix A, Error Messages, provides a list of error messages and their numbers.

The Glossary identifies acronyms and abbreviations and gives definitions of terms used in this book.

Related Books

The additional Sun publications listed below contain information related to this user guide.

What Typographic Changes Mean

The following table describes the typographic changes used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

Typeface or Symbol 




The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% You have mail.


What you type, contrasted with on-screen computer output 

machine_name% su



Command-line placeholder: 

replace with a real name or value 

To delete a file, type rm filename.


Book titles, new words or terms, or words to be emphasized 

Read Chapter 6 in User's Guide. These are called class options.

You must be root to do this.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts



C shell prompt 


C shell superuser prompt 


Bourne shell and Korn shell prompt 


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser prompt