Configuring syslog on HP JetDirect
interfaces are network print server. They are used internally in printers like
the successful HP LaserJet series. The JetDirect is also available as external
boxe to connect any brand of printer to the network.
The HP JetDirect interfaces support
syslog protocol. To the best of our knowledge, they send status as well as print
job information via syslog protocol. Status notifications include things like
toner low or out of paper. Print job information includes data on completed an
aborted print jobs.
The JetDirect Interface can be
configured via the so-called HP JetAdmin program. In our sample, we use the
web-based JetAdmin tool (HP is actively promoting the web version today).
In our sample, we have a very basic
configuration. The HP Web JetAdmin is installed on a server with the surprising
name “SERVER”. The printer we are configuring has the also surprising name
“HP LaserJet 4000”. The syslog server service is running on a machine with
IP 10.0.0.1. In the sample, we configure the JetDirect interface to send syslog
messages to this central server. We assume that you are already familiar with
the HP Web JetAdmin program. Please note that the menus shown below can be
slightly different depending on the HP Web JetAdmin version and the actual
printer or JetDirect Interface model.
First, start the HP Web JetAdmin by
pointing your browser to http://server:8000. This is the default address for Web
JetAdmin. This will bring up the HP web interface.
on the jetadmin logo and click the continue button that pops up. Please note
that depending on your browser settings a number of Java security warnings pop
up. You need to allow execution of the applets, otherwise JetAdmin does not
work. Continue until you reach the main menu:
the printer. A screen like to following appears:
on the “configuration” tab. Then, select “network” in the left-hand
Find the “System Log Server”
entry. Here, you must enter the IP address of the system the syslog server
service is running on.
doing so, press “Apply”. You will be directed to a “success” page:
The syslog server address is now set
and syslog message logging activated. You can now either return to the
configuration menu or select any option in the menu available.
procedure concludes the configuration of the HP JetDirect Interface. It will now
generate syslog messages that can be received by the syslog server.
Still problems enabling syslog? Find the solution in our
forum or post a question there!
Syslog messages generated by these products can be received
by MonitorWare Agent and
All information in this section is to the best of our knowledge but without warrenty of
any kind. This is free information - use it at your sole risk.
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