Monitors local and network printers associated with the system. A local printer can be a physical device connected to the machine through parallel or serial ports, or a virtual printer associated with a text file.


The Printers monitor type in BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management is referred as the NT_PRINTER_CONTAINER application class in BMC PATROL.


The following information is displayed on the NT_PRINTER_CONTAINER InfoBox:



Icon type

the type of icon selected (computer, application, container, parameter)


the current state of the object

Application class

name of the application class

Default user name

the default PATROL user name, if any

Worst parameter

the name of the application parameter that is having the most problems, if any
If more than one parameter is in a warning or an alarm state, the parameter with the most severe problems is shown

History retention

the length of time history is retained

Attributes (parameters)

The following attributes are available for this monitor type:

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