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CUPS Printer Queues: State
Distribution official part of Check_MK
License GPL
Supported Agents Linux Freebsd

This check uses the output of {lpstat -p} and {lpstat -o} as sent by the Checkmk linux agent. It lists the general state of a queue and the jobs in the printer queue of the CUPS printing system. The check analyzes the overall state of a printer using the first words in each line of {lpstat -p}. The words "is idle", "disabled since", "now printing" trigger the resulting state. The resulting state also depends on the number of jobs in the queue and the age of the oldest job in the queue. Be aware that custom parameters for jobs in queue will be preferred. Even if e.g. "disabled since" would result in {CRIT} but the length of queue is {OK} and vice versa.

Item

The name of the printer in CUPS as printed by {lpstat -p}.

Discovery

One service is created for each available printer in {lpstat -p} output.