Both MOM and SMS leverage agent programs and services to help them perform functions across a number of managed clients and servers. These agents are essential to the architecture of the systems management tools. In this chapter, we cover the following areas:
An overview of MOM agents
Configuration and deployment of MOM agents
Specifically, we look at MOM agents to see how they work and how they should be configured and deployed. In addition, we also take a look at agents for SMS to understand how they fit in the systems management architecture and what functions they enable the systems management tools to perform.