MRTG - Problem monitoring # pages printed on a printer

MRTG - Problem monitoring # pages printed on a printer

Post by Christian Berin » Wed, 25 Jun 2003 20:15:04



Hello,

I am setting up (or trying to) a config file for monitoring the number
of pages printed on a Ricoh laser printer. I only get a flat line at 0
pages, though. If I put "gauge" as an option, I get a fine graph
showing me about 87,000 pages printed but I would rather have a five
minute average as is default.

Target[itlaser]:.1.3.6.1.2.1.43.10.2.1.4.1.1&.1.3.6.1.2.1.43.10.2.1.4.1.1:p
MaxBytes[itlaser]: 100000
Options[itlaser]: nopercent, integer
Title[itlaser]: ITLaser
PageTop[itlaser]: <H1>ITLaser Ricoh 220</H1>

I don't think it's the printer reporting anything wrongly, since an
snmpwalk on the OID shows the following:

snmpwalk -Os -c public -v 1 192.168.100.40 1.3.6.1.2.1.43.10.2.1.4.1.1
mib-2.43.10.2.1.4.1.1 = Counter32: 87761

And after printing three pages:

snmpwalk -Os -c public -v 1 192.168.100.40 1.3.6.1.2.1.43.10.2.1.4.1.1
mib-2.43.10.2.1.4.1.1 = Counter32: 87764

Thank you for any help.

/Christian

 
 
 

MRTG - Problem monitoring # pages printed on a printer

Post by Niels Bagges » Wed, 25 Jun 2003 19:19:38



> I am setting up (or trying to) a config file for monitoring the number
> of pages printed on a Ricoh laser printer. I only get a flat line at 0
> pages, though. If I put "gauge" as an option, I get a fine graph
> showing me about 87,000 pages printed but I would rather have a five
> minute average as is default.

Remember, MRTG shows you per-second rates, and your printer probably
doesn't print many pages/second. The perminute or perhour options might
alleviate that

/Niels

 
 
 

MRTG - Problem monitoring # pages printed on a printer

Post by Christian Berin » Wed, 25 Jun 2003 20:49:17




>Remember, MRTG shows you per-second rates, and your printer probably
>doesn't print many pages/second. The perminute or perhour options might
>alleviate that

Ah. Okay, I see what you're saying. If I print 50 pages in a five
minute period, then 50 pages/300 seconds will be a very smaller number
and not show up on the graph. I tried adding "perminute" and got some
"action" on the graph. I will play around with that or the "perhour"
option.

Thank you.

/Christian

 
 
 

1. mrtg - monitoring printed pages

Hi!

Has someone a solution for monitoring the total printed pages/day with mrtg?

I found some cfg-files, but all of them are based on the gauge option, with
ever increases the total value, but doesn't build the difference from the
value
monitored before (e.g.: 10 pages in the last 5 minutes).
I want to get the printes pages since the last request to get a statistic of
printed
pages since the last interval, but not the total sum.

Or couldn't that be realized with mrtg by itself?
I couldn't find also an info about mainpulate the values of the database
file with rateup
to write that values.

Any ideas?

thx,

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