Archive for August, 2013

Printer supply monitoring with SNMP and PRTG

August 30, 2013 1 comment

I finally found a simple to use but very powerful network monitoring package. All I wanted was something like MRTG to tell me how much bandwidth was being used on our WAN links. Because of our strict security requirements we were not allowed to use MRTG. I stumbled across PRTG Network Monitor and it worked perfectly for showing network bandwidth. After digging through it a bit more I found that it could do much more. I am now using it to monitor all the hardware on our network. From routers and switches to servers and SANs. Today I was able to configure monitoring for all our printers, including toner levels. The hardest part with the printers was finding the correct MIBs. Hopefully this post will help the next person. Read more…

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