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

    Prerequisites: SSH and Perl installed on the target server.

    Credentials: Root credentials on the target server.

    Monitored Components:

    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.

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


    Portions of this document were originally created by and are excerpted from the following sources:

    IBM Corporation, “AIX Documentation,” Copyright © 2012 IBM Corporation. 
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