Printer node

A Printer node represents a discovered printer.

Printer node lifecycle

The following section describes the scenarios in which a Printer node is created, updated, or removed.

Creation/update

Printer nodes are created and updated in exactly the same way as Network Device nodes.

Removal

Printer nodes are removed in exactly the same way as Network Device nodes.

Printer node attributes

The attributes on a Printer node are as described in the following tables:

UI Name
Attribute Name and Type

Description

Name
name string

Name of printer.

Type
type string

Type of printer. This attribute was called device_type in BMC Discovery releases prior to version 9.0. The type attribute should now be used.

Model
model string

Model of printer.

Vendor
vendor string

Vendor of printer.

System Name
sysname string

System name.

System Object ID
sysobjectid string

System object id.

Serial ID
serial string

Serial id.

OS Type
os_type string

Operating system type.

OS Class
os_class string

Operating system class.

OS Version
os_version string

Operating system version.

OS Vendor
os_vendor string

Operating system vendor.

Firmware Version
firmware_version string

Firmware version.

Testing Status
testing_status string

Device testing status.

Capability IDs
_capability_ids : list _int

Capability type ids of device.

Capability
capability_types : list string

Capability types of device.

Not displayed in UI
__all_ip_addrs list:string

Internal attribute to aid searching Devices by IP address.

Not displayed in UI
__all_dns_names list:string

Internal attribute to aid searching Devices by name.

Not displayed in UI
age_count_int_

The number of consecutive successful (positive) or failed (negative) accesses, from any endpoint.

Not displayed in UI
last_update_success date

The time at which a scan was last successfully associated with this Printer.

Not displayed in UI
last_update_failure date

The time at which a scan associated with this Printer failed.

Last successful CMDB sync
last_cmdb_sync_success date

The time at which this Printer was last successfully synchronized into the CMDB.

Last failed CMDB sync
last_cmdb_sync_failure date

The time at which an attempt to synchronize this Printer into the CMDB failed.

CMDB sync duration
last_cmdb_sync_duration_float_

The time in seconds spent performing the last CMDB synchronization of this Printer.

CMDB CI count
last_cmdb_sync_ci_count_int_

The number of CIs corresponding to this Printer at the last CMDB synchronization.

CMDB Relationship count
last_cmdb_sync_rel_count_int_

The number of relationships between CIs corresponding to this Printer at the last CMDB synchronization.

Key
key string

Globally unique key.

Name
name string

Primary name.

Short Name
short_name string

Short name.

Description
description string

Description of the Printer. Legacy attribute not currently used.
Can be used by patterns if desired.

URL
url string

URL for information about the Printer. Legacy attribute not currently used.
Can be used by patterns if desired.

Business Continuity Critical
business_continuity_critical boolean

If true, the Printer is critical to operation of the business. Legacy attribute not currently used.
Can be used by patterns if desired.

Supported by 3rd Party
third_party_support boolean

If true, the Printer is supported by a third party. Legacy attribute not currently used.
Can be used by patterns if desired.

Synonyms
synonyms string

Other names by which this Printer is known. Legacy attribute not currently used.
Can be used by patterns if desired.

Not displayed in UI
last_access_response string

Response from last attempt to access Printer.

Not displayed in UI
no_response_count int

Number of no responses since last success.

Not displayed in UI
access_failure_count int

Number of access failures since last success.

Not displayed in UI
new_endpoint_identity_count int

Number of access where endpoint reports different device.

Printer node relationships

The relationships on a Printer node are as described in the following tables:

Destination

Relationship

Description

Discovery Access

Printer:
InferredElement:
Inference:
Associate:
DiscoveryAccess

DiscoveryAccess for this Printer.

Discovery Access Failure

Printer:
InferredElement:
AccessFailure:
DiscoveryAccess:
DiscoveryAccess

The failed access for an endpoint.

Discovery Access Optimization

Printer:
InferredElement:
AccessOptimization:
DiscoveryAccess:
DiscoveryAccess

The optimized access for an endpoint.

Not displayed in UI

Printer:
InferredElement:
Inference:
Primary:
DeviceInfo

DeviceInfo of this Printer.

Endpoint Used To Be Identified As

Printer:
Next:
EndpointIdentity:
Previous:
NetworkDevice

Previous Network Device Identity.

Endpoint Now Identified As

Printer:
Previous:
EndpointIdentity:
Next:
NetworkDevice

Next Network Device Identity.

Endpoint Used To Be Identified As

Printer:
Next:
EndpointIdentity:
Previous:
Host

Previous Host Identity.

Endpoint Now Identified As

Printer:
Previous:
EndpointIdentity:
Next:
Host

Next Host Identity.

Endpoint Used To Be Identified As

Printer:
Next:
EndpointIdentity:
Previous:
Mainframe

Previous Mainframe Identity.

Endpoint Now Identified As

Printer:
Previous:
EndpointIdentity:
Next:
Mainframe

Next Mainframe Identity.

Endpoint Used To Be Identified As

Printer:
Next:
EndpointIdentity:
Previous:
Printer

Previous Printer Identity.

Endpoint Now Identified As

Printer:
Previous:
EndpointIdentity:
Next:
Printer

Next Printer Identity.

Endpoint Used To Be Identified As

Printer:
Next:
EndpointIdentity:
Previous:
SNMPManagedDevice

Previous SNMP Managed Device Identity.

Endpoint Now Identified As

Printer:
Previous:
EndpointIdentity:
Next:
SNMPManagedDevice

Next SNMP Managed Device Identity.

Endpoint Used To Be Identified As

Printer:
Next:
EndpointIdentity:
Previous:
StorageDevice

Previous Storage Device Identity.

Endpoint Used To Be Identified As

Printer:
Next:
EndpointIdentity:
Previous:
ManagementController}}

Previous Management Controller Identity.

Endpoint Now Identified As

Printer:
Previous:
EndpointIdentity:
Next:
ManagementController

Next Management Controller Identity.

Endpoint Now Identified As

Printer:
Previous:
EndpointIdentity:
Next:
StorageDevice

Next Storage Device Identity.

Chosen Endpoint

Printer:
Device:
ChosenEndpoint:
Endpoint:
Endpoint

Endpoint used to discover this Printer.

Network Interfaces

Printer:
DeviceWithInterface:
DeviceInterface:
InterfaceOfDevice:
NetworkInterface

Network interfaces on this Printer.

IPv4 Addresses

Printer:
DeviceWithAddress:
DeviceAddress:
IPv4Address:
IPAddress

IPv4 addresses of this Printer.

IPv6 Addresses

Printer:
DeviceWithAddress:
DeviceAddress:
IPv6Address:
IPAddress

IPv6 addresses of this Printer.

Not displayed in UI

Printer:
AttachmentContainer:
Attachment:
Attachment:
Attachment

A file attached to this element.

Status

Printer:
ElementInCategory:
ElementCategory:
Category:
LifecycleStatus

The lifecycle status of this element.

Recovery Time

Printer:
ElementInCategory:
ElementCategory:
Category:
RecoveryTime

The recovery time specified for this element.

Family

Printer:
ElementInCategory:
ElementCategory:
Category:
Family

Family of this element.

Organizational Unit

Printer:
OwnedItem:
Ownership:
Owner:
OrganisationalUnit

The Organizational Unit that this element belongs to.

Location

Printer:
ElementInLocation:
Location:
Location:
Location

Location of this element.

Support Manager

Printer:
OwnedItem:
Ownership:
SupportOwner:
Person

The person responsible for the support of this element.

Business Owner

Printer:
OwnedItem:
Ownership:
BusinessOwner:
Person

The person responsible for this element from a business perspective.

IT Owner

Printer:
OwnedItem:
Ownership:
ITOwner:
Person

The person responsible for this element from an IT perspective.

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