The SambServer agent starts, stops, and monitors the smbd process as a daemon. Only one resource of this type is permitted. You can use the agent to make a smdb daemon highly available or to monitor it.
The smbd daemon provides Samba share services. The agent makes a copy of smbd for each client and verifies that Samba is running by reading the pid of this daemon. The agent can perform in-depth monitoring by establishing a socket connection to Samba at ports where the daemon is listening and sending it a NetBIOS session request.