It is possible to monitor a network printer with ipMonitor! You will want to take a look at the HOST-RESOURCES-MIB.
Select the SNMP Monitor Wizard located in the Configuration Tab! This is also available from the monitor list when adding monitors.
Simply enter the appropriate information into the wizard( ie, Address, Community, OID). Please ensure that you enter the set community string for your printer. (the default in the text field is 'public')
To retrieve a walked list of values from the device, simple enter the following OID into the wizard --> 18.104.22.168.2.1.25
To retrieve the device status information use hrDeviceStatus(22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2.1.5)
To retrieve the printer status information use hrPrinterStatus(188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.5.1.1)
To determine issues you will need to look at the hrPrinterDetectedErrorState (220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.5.1.2)*.
*Note: Evaluating this value may be difficult as it is returned as a hex value. Bits are set to determine multiple issues with the printer. Please refer to the HOST-RESOURCES-MIB description. (viewable within the SNMP Monitor Wizard)
Once you've selected the value, may continue through the wizard to create the monitor!
Please let me know if you require any further assistance. :)
Derek, thanks for the info. Sorry for taking so long to respond I had few other things come up and ipMonitor had to go off to the side. That points me in the right direction. I'll play around with it so more and see where I get...Thanks.
I need to do the sames thing I need to monitor printers also I have two network printers that I will like to monitor things like low toner and printer jams. I have orion and solarwinds engineer toolset can I use one of these to monitor my printer
You can using Universal Device Pollers. Try a search for the vendor and see if it you can locate the OID for low toner.
Here is a tutorial in case you are not familiar with it. http://www.solarwinds.com/resources/democenter/Orion/UniversalDevicePollerIntro/index.html?CMP=ILC-TUT-OUDP
Apologies. I didnt realize this was in the ipmonitor section. My question, below, is in regards to NPM and using alert manager to alert on low toner.
I have set a UDP up but I dont understand how to alert off of one varible and to show the toner level as a percentage in an alert email sent to my desktop team. Below is the output I am getting.
RICOH Co. Ltd.
Aficio MP C5000
RicohTonerMIB on Aficio MP C5000
Black Toner, Cyan Toner, Magenta Toner, Yellow Toner, Black Toner, Cyan Toner, Magenta Toner, Yellow Toner, 13, 10, 11, 12, 100, 70, 80, 40 13, 10, 11, 12, 100, 70, 80, 40