How to monitor print system health with PaperCut
on 30 May 2016 05:14 PM
Printing is an essential IT service that is often overlooked until it stops working. You might find that much of your time is taken up fire fighting urgent issues, such as:
Imagine if you could not only receive real-time alerts as soon as any part of your print environment is not working, but also be able to anticipate potential issues and avoid the outages all together.
Every IT team dreams of being able to have:
1. Real-time alerts of print issues/problems
2. An understanding of how the print system works today
3. Some predictors of print system failures or required upgrades:
The print environment is no different to any other IT system and can often be passed over as a critical system, until the check printers stop or the print room has an issue during a time sensitive exercise, such as, deadline driven marketing campaigns or monthly reports.
PaperCut understand this all too well and have a Print System Health interface ensuring the print environment, and indeed the printer itself, are no longer dark spots in your network. Never has the humble printer been raised to this level of pampering. Dressed to impress, it can now expect the same level of attention its network cousins have had for a very long time!
Both new and time poor SysAdmins, as well as the experienced or corporate level teams are catered for. The PaperCut System Health interface provides a range of monitoring points to give you the vision into your entire print system, using either the existing tools you have today, or, with the help of the articles below.
For more information about print system health monitoring, see the PaperCut Manual.