On Thursday 21 January 2010 10:26 Petter Reinholdtsen wrote: > One thing that occured to me is the complete lack of monitoring of > the print system (CUPS). Anyone got any feedback on what could and > should be monitored, and how to do it? Todays printers should be network printers and care about them self in schools. Even low cost printers in that market sector have the ability to be configured for using syslod, ntp, mail on the server. They are mostly also little webservers which are able to send mail to the admin when something goes wrong, like toner gets low or paper empty. So our mailsystem should be adjusted for that and the documentation should advice how to handle that chapter of printer administration in a common way. > I suspect some Nagios check to detect problems with printers, and > perhaps some Munin module to gather information on number of > printouts, printers or something might be useful for schools, but > would very muchlike feedback from those of you with close contact > with schools. :) > Pointers to Nagios and Munin plugins would be great, but failing > that, command line examples on how to check status and get stats from > CUPS would be good too. cupsys_pages -> /usr/share/munin/plugins/cupsys_pages is a plugin, which is delivered with munin already, IIRC. It allows you to monitor the usage of your printers. Unfortunatly only, if the printer drivers are enabling cups to collect that data. foomatic printer drivers mostly don't do that. Greetings, Jürgen Leibner -- email@example.com GnuPG Key ID: 0x37FF4410 Finger-Print: CF03 BA85 654D 0EED E161 3DD5 07FF 8246 37FF 4410
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