We used to have printer messages go to a device message q that was physically near the printer.
Worked for a while, but then printer messages would not always get answered.
Changed all to go to qsysopr, that helped, but now qsysopr has too much junk.
The other thing we did is set up reply list entries for any printer which does not require paper changes.
1023 CPA4002 I 'NEW_OUTQ2' 21
1024 CPA3394 G 'NEW_OUTQ2' 41
1025 CPA3301 G 'NEW_OUTQ2' 1
The final thing is MPLUS has monitoring for printer messages.
I like the idea of a separate message q for all printer messages, get rid of the junk in qsysopr.
I would have to revisit every printer configuration and possibly make changes to MPLUS
The reply list entries would work across any message q, so I don't think these would need to be changed.
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Jones
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:06 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Printer messages
We do this with a majority of our printers and have seen no issues
On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 7:41 AM, Jeff Crosby <jlcrosby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
I had a brainstorm last night and cannot believe I didn't do this
The message queue for all our printers is QSYSOPR. All the paper out,
change labels, etc, go there. Why don't I set up a message queue
specifically for these messages, say PRTMSGS. Someone can monitor
this queue and it takes the print messages out of QSYSOPR.
Does anyone else already do this? Is there a downside I'm not thinking of?
Years ago we had a printer at the far end of the office away from the
system operator and I had it's messages go to a users message queue
without issue. Never thought of a message queue dedicated to printer
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