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This template assesses the status and performance of an AIX LPD print service and uses Perl scripts to retrieve performance data. AIX is an enterprise-class UNIX operating system (OS) for the POWER processor architecture found in IBM Power Systems. Click here to learn about prerequisites and individual component monitors in this template, as included in the SAM Template Reference.

The AIX LPD 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. Visit the SolarWinds Success Center and see the Configure Net-SNMP for Linux devices article for details.

Note: This template was updated in SAM 2019.4 to support localization updates planned for future SAM releases. To learn about importing this template, see Import and export SAM templates.

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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