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AIX LPD

This template assesses the status and performance of an AIX LPD print service. Perl scripts are used for retrieving performance data.

The template supports all versions of IBM AIX. SolarWinds recommends installing and using the NET-SNMP to monitor. Download and install the NET-SNMP agent on the AIX server.

Prerequisites

SSH and Perl installed on the target server.

Credentials

Root credentials on the target server.

Port

Use port 1161 for the template.

Monitored Components

For details on monitors, see SAM Component Monitor Types.

Daemon: lpd

This monitor returns the status of an AIX LPD print server daemon.

Possible values:

  • 0 – Print server daemon is stopped.
  • 1 – Print server daemon is running.

Print queue

This monitor returns the current length of the default print queue.

Print Server Listening TCP Port

This component monitor tests the ability of an LP print service to accept incoming sessions.

By default, it monitors the TCP 515 port. If your print server listens on another port, you should manually change it.