IBM Systems Monitor Anatomy of a Smart Agent by Ibm
This document describes the use of Systems Monitor for AIX Version 2 Release 2 and related IBM SystemView features. It describes ways in which Systems Monitor can help in providing operational information and control in a distributed systems environment.
The functions provided by Systems Monitor for AIX Version 2 are described in detail, including the ability to distribute network polling away from a central NetView for AIX machine and improved monitoring of distributed AIX systems. This edition adds further details of the enhanced usability of Systems Monitor provided by the features of NetView for AIX Version 4.
This document is intended for use by people who are planning or implementing distributed systems and network management. Some knowledge of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is assumed.