We always had all printers as DEVD. Several years ago, there was a goal to monitor all printing. Windows/Linux print servers were setup along with PaperCut software to manage all Windows and iSeries printing, and all iSeries printing was converted from a normal DEVD to DEVD with remote location pointing to a printer server combined with TSPLPRD driver program, which is then conf using SETRMTPQ.
This has been working without issue.
CRTDEVPRT DEVD(NEW_PRTR) DEVCLS(*LAN) TYPE(3812) MODEL(1) LANATTACH(*USRDFN) POR
T(0) FONT(11) FORMFEED(*AUTOCUT) PRTERRMSG(*INFO) MSGQ(QSYSOPR) INACTTMR(*SEC15)
PARITY(*NONE) STOPBITS(1) TRANSFORM(*YES) MFRTYPMDL(*WSCST) PPRSRC1(*LETTER) PP
RSRC2(*LETTER) RMTLOCNAME('10.5.2.140') USRDRVPGM(QGPL/TSPLPRD) TEXT('NEW_PRTR-D
esc. from vmpsiprintsrv server') DEPLOCNAME(*NONE) WSCST(IBM1130
7. Set the remote print queue (SETRMTPQ) as follows:
* From a command line type SETRMTPQ DEVD(MAN_OUTQ1) RMTPRTQ('BRCMANS1320') , then press ENTER.
* Note RMTPRTQ must equal share name on print server, exactly.
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John McKee
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 10:59 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Best way to configure a LAN printer
When production system was the i, I found that using a DEVD was more reliable. We had a bunch of Lexmark printers. Most also had scanner heads and other attachments. When configured as remote output queues, we had unpredictable data loss. The printers did not have internal storage, so the print stream just disappeared. Things got a bit ugly, as orders for patient care disappeared. Not a good thing at a hospital. Most printer DEVDs were created to use PJL. But, that was related to what the printer supported.
On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 9:46 PM, Mike Cunningham <mike.cunningham@xxxxxxx>wrote:
I would be interesting in hearing what your preferred way to configure
a LAN attached printer so it can be used from a power system running
IBM i 7.1. I believe the three options I have seen are RMTOUTQ, PJL,
and SNMP. We do all RMTOUTQ but it has been at least 3-4 years since
we last considered alternatives.
Thanks for any feedback
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