ZenPack:Printer MIB

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Maarten Wallraf
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Printer MIB ZenPack

This ZenPack monitors printers supporting the new RFC3805 PrinterMIB (supersedes RFC1759). Version 2.0.0 creates separate components for toners, supplies and input trays.


The ZenPack Catalog has moved to its new home at https://www.zenoss.com/product/zenpacks as of January 17, 2017. The following information may be out of date, and this page will eventually be removed.


This ZenPack is developed by the Zenoss user community and supported via our online forums. Zenoss, Inc. does not provide direct support for this ZenPack.


Version 1.1- Download
Summary of changes: Updated by curry to work for 3.2.x and 4.2.x
Compatible with Zenoss Core 3.2.x, Zenoss Core 4.2.x
Version 2.0.0- Download
Summary of changes: re-written to fully support v4.2.x and RFC3805
Released on 2013/06/03
Compatible with Zenoss Core 4.2.x


Updated the Zenpack to fully support RFC3805. More printer models have been tested. Version 2.0.0 of this Zenpack has been tested on Zenoss core v4.2.1.

In case you don't see the Printer components then try deleting the printer + adding it directly to the /Printer/PrinterMIB tree.

Caveat: moving devices into the /Printer/PrinterMIB tree does not seem to work on my installation


Normal Installation (packaged egg)

  1. Download the appropriate egg file for the version of Zenoss you are running.
  2. Ensure you are logged in as the zenoss user:
    $ sudo su - zenoss
  3. Install the ZenPack:
    $ zenpack --install ZenPacks.TwoNMS.PrinterMIB-*.egg
  4. Restart these services:
    $ zenoss restart

Developer Mode Installation

In order to do a development mode installation you will want to clone the existing git repository, and then use the --link flag with the zenpack command:

  1. Ensure you are logged in as the zenoss user:
    $ sudo su - zenoss
  2. Start by cloning the upstream repository:
    $ git clone git://github.com/mwallraf/ZenPacks.TwoNMS.PrinterMIB.git
  3. Next, perform the installation:
    $ zenpack --link --install ZenPacks.TwoNMS.PrinterMIB
  4. Finally, restart these serivices:
    $ zenoss restart


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