The Agent Extensibility (AgentX) Protocol allows independently developed sub-agents to communicate with a master agent running on an internet device. AgentX++ adds AgentX support for master and sub-agents to any AGENT++ SNMP agent. AgentX++ supports UNIX domain socket and TCP socket connections and includes a full implementation of the AgentX MIB (RFC 2742). AgentX++ needs multi-threading beeing enabled in AGENT++ for AgentX master agents. The supported platforms include Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, cygwin, and Windows XP/7/8 (only TCP).
In order to add AgentX support to your AGENT++ agent only a few lines of code have to be changed. The necessary changes are shown in a AgentX master agent example and a AgentX sub-agent example.
AgentX++ implements all features of the AgentX protocol, including but not limited to the following:
- UNIX domain socket connections on UNIX systems.
- TCP connections on UNIX and Windows NT.
- Non-default contexts.
- Shared tables, including INDEX allocation.
- Uses AgentX GETBULK.
- AgentX request timeout handling.
- AgentX MIB.
- Atomic SET requests across multiple subagents.
- Seamless adding and dropping of connections and sessions.
- AgenPro a powerful code generator that supports round-trip engineering is also available for AgentX++.