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PRINTER-MIB

 

Colour

Is a generic MIB file supported by a number of manufacturers and may be used to return information from the printer including toner levels etc.

 

Although this is generic MIB not all manufacturers use the same colour designation, for example for some .1 may equate to black (including HP) whilst for others this may be cyan (Konica Minolta).

 

To determine the colour assignation used by the printer manufacturer the SNMP request .1.3.6.1.2.1.43.12.1.1.4 (prtMarkerColorantValue) may be used with the table reference.

 

The following example shows the different results returned from an HP and Konica Minolta printer.

 

OID

HP

Konica Minolta

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.12.1.1.4.1.1

Black

Cyan

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.12.1.1.4.1.2

Cyan

Magenta

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.12.1.1.4.1.3

Magenta

Yellow

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.12.1.1.4.1.4

Yellow

Black

 

 

In the example OIDs below we have used the HP colour designation:

 

 

Unit of Measurement

This OID returns the unit of measurement of the supply container/receptacle and can be used in determining the expected value to enter in the Check. For example if 19 is returned the toner volume will be expressed as a percentage.

 

prtMarkerSuppliesSupplyUnit

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.7.1.*

i.e. 1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.7.1.1 for the unit of measurement used for the black toner values.

 

Results

1 = other

2 = unknown

3 = tenThousandthsOfInches

4 = micrometers

7 = impressions

8 = sheets

11 = hours

12 = thousandthsOfOunces

13 = tenthsOfGrams

14 = hundrethsOfFluidOunces

15 = tenthsOfMilliliters

16 = feet

17 = meters

18 = items

19 = percent

 

 

Toner Levels

Where the prtMarkerSuppliesSupplyUnit is expressed as a percentage the maximum toner level is obviously 100. But where another unit of measurement is in use it would be useful to know the maximum capacity of the toner, so an appropriate threshold figure can be calculated with this information returned in the OID .1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.8 (prtMarkerSuppliesMaxCapacity)

 

prtMarkerSuppliesMaxCapacity

 

OID

Maximum toner level

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.8.1.1

Black

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.8.1.2

Cyan

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.8.1.3

Magenta

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.8.1.4

Yellow

 

The current toner level is returned in the OID .1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.9 (prtMarkerSuppliesLevel)

 

prtMarkerSuppliesLevel

 

OID

Current toner level

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.9.1.1

Black

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.9.1.2

Cyan

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.9.1.3

Magenta

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.9.1.4

Yellow

 

For the current toner level the following special values may be returned (manufacturer dependent):

 

-1

other and specifically indicates that the sub-unit places no restrictions on this parameter.

-2

unknown.

-3

the printer knows that there is some supply/remaining space, respectively

 

 

Additional OIDs
The following additional OIDs may be supported:

 

Fuser Kit

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.8.1.6 the maximum level

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.9.1.6 the current amount

 

Image Transfer Kit

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.8.1.5 the maximum level

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.9.1.5 the current amount

 

Document Feeder Kit

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.8.1.7 the maximum level

1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.9.1.7 the current amount

 

 

For the toner maximum, Fuser Kit, Image Transfer Kit, Document Feeder Kit and Maintenance Kit OID values there are special OID values:

 

-1

other and specifically indicates that the sub-unit places no restrictions on this parameter.

-2

unknown.

 

Important: to avoid any OID identification problems, please exclude the leading period when entering an OID in the SNMP Check. For example, enter 1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.8.1.6 not .1.3.6.1.2.1.43.11.1.1.8.1.6