1.What are adaptors? What are the different
adaptors supported by multi-protocol agent?
When MBeans get registered to the MBean Server, a protocol
is required to interact with these MBeans and retrieve the
information for the request sent from the management applications.
This is enabled by protocol adaptors that convert the management
application data into standard protocol information.
The different adaptors supported by multi-protocol agents
are SNMP, RMI, CORBA, HTTP, and HTML.
3. Can existing management information
be monitored through multi-protocol agent via SNMP?
Yes. This is implemented through SNMP adaptor which makes
the multi-protocol agent function as an SNMP agent. For more
information about SNMP adaptors, refer to "SNMP
Adaptor" section of the help documentation.
4. Is there a way to monitor management
information without storing them in the agent's memory?
Yes. Agent Toolkit supports user storage model by which the
user can store the management data in an external application
such as database. This enables external persistance support
rather than the multi-protocol agent holding them in memory.
Please refer to the topic
"External storage of data for Tables" in the help
documentation to know more about the implementation.
5. Is there an option to represent SNMP-related
information in HTML browser?
Yes. The SNMP information (except the OID for which the request
is sent) can be viewed in the HTML browser through HTML adaptor.
This is implemented by connecting the HTML adaptor to the
MBean server, which then translates the incoming request into
HTTP and exposes the MBean attribute changes through the HTML/Web
6. What is SSL support in HTML, RMI, and
SSL refers to the Secure Sockets Layer protocol, which
provides authenticated and encrypted communication between
clients and servers. To configure SSL support for the
HTTP Agent, please refer to SSL