I was surprised to find that our server monitoring product
didn't offer a built-in printer and print job monitor. This
is a huge burden for large companies with print servers. I asked
support for assistance with this, but the best they could do was offer
up my request to the dev team for consideration and point to the
I know someone out there has crossed this bridge before me so
I'm hoping to get pointed in the right direction. Here's
what I need:
- Printer1, Printer2, & Printer 3 on a single server to be
monitored: online/ready, printing, and offline/error status.
- Print jobs' statuses in each printer's queue to be
monitored: Processing, Success ,Failed/Error, & Paused
It would be ideal if anytime a printer goes into a state other
than online/ready or printing that an alert be
triggered. Same for a print job that's status is anything
other than Processing or Success.
As a bonus it would be nice to have page on the Dashboard with
Realtime (or near realtime) statuses of the Jobs in the print queues,
but checking this in intervals would be adequately sufficient.
Thanks for reading and I appreciate any and all input!