The Sun SNMP Management Agent enables access to system inventory and monitoring, and it provides support for alarms using the industry-standard management Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). The agent supports SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, and SNMPv3 to enable interoperability with all common management applications. The provision of SNMPv3 enables management accesses to be fully authenticated and secured.
The agent provides a management model, SUN-PLATFORM-MIB, which is based on the standard ENTITY-MIB, and is augmented by extensions that provide further information dependent on the component being represented. These extensions are based on the generic network information model (NIM) presented in ITU-T M.3100 with further extensions taken from attributes defined by the common information model (CIM) v2.5 schema. These MIBs are supported on other platforms, enabling common management solutions to be developed.
The agent provided is intended to augment the management information, such as MIB-II, already presented by the standard Solaris SNMP agent,
snmpdx. Both agents run independently of each other.