So I re-learned something about SNMP on Solaris today. I say re-learned since this is one of those things I always have to Google for and is precisely the raison d'etre for this blog. I re-learned how to turn off Sun's default SNMP daemon on Solaris 10 so I could start up the Net-SNMP daemon compiled for Solaris. Here's how:
This stops and disables the System Management Agent as per this section in the Solaris System Management Agent Administration Guide on Sun's site.
With the default SNMP daemon dead and disabled, you can start up the Net-SNMP daemon using its own init script.