Monitoring Printers

eG Enterprise has designed a specialized Printer monitoring model (see Figure 1) that periodically runs status checks on the printer to determine its availability, monitors its key parts such as the printer cover, the tray, the output bin, the toner, the door, etc., for faults, and proactively alerts administrators to printer-related problems.


Figure 1 : The layer model of a Printer

The Network layer depicted by Figure 1 has been discussed in the Unix and Windows Servers section.