[SNMP] MIB for Link-OS printers

We all have the old Extended Systems MIB, but it is not applicable to Zebra's more modern printers. (Even though it's listed as a download in the Zebra support areas for printers that it doesn't apply to.) I've seen a discussion of how to somehow talk a Link-OS printer into spooling a MIB into an area of the printer's memory. As a network and system admin guy, this makes no sense to me... A straightforward download of the ZEBRA-QL-MIB, which I think is the one that applies to printers with sysObjectID.0 = enterprises.10642.1.1, is NOWHERE to be found.

 

I need to monitor a _lot_ of modern Zebra printers. Is there somewhere I can get a MIB for these so that I can do it right?

 

Thanks!

Anonymous (not verified)
There is a post on the forum

There is a post on the forum talks about "MIB files for Zebra Printers". The QLnXXX Series are Link-OS based printers. For those Link-OS printers, the best way is to generate the MIB from the printer itself. There is an article about how to get the MIB from QLnXXX printers.

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Jonathan Wilson
As I mentioned (though

As I mentioned (though perhaps not clearly) the instructions in "how to get the MIB from QLnXXX printers" do not give me much of a clue. Can someone simply send me the file?  This shouldn't be this hard...

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Anonymous (not verified)
Here you go. Hope it helps.

Here you go. Hope it helps.

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Jonathan Wilson
OK, I got the MIB, but there

OK, I got the MIB, but there is a twist to the instructions mentioned above. (I was using a ZD420 printer. if that makes any difference.) Here's how:

Using the Zebra Installation Utility, "Open Communication with Printer" button, I am able to send commands to the printer. The MIB file is indeed created on the printer... but when you run the command to type the file in the communication window, not all the file gets transferred. It appears to stop at around 32k bytes (not including line break characters). Hmmm.

However, you can use FTP to retrieve the entire file. Open an FTP session to the printer, login as "admin" (by default, no password required) and "GET QLNMIB".

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Anonymous (not verified)
... but when you run the

... but when you run the command to type the file in the communication window, not all the file gets transferred. It appears to stop at around 32k bytes (not including line break characters). Hmmm.

There is a timeout on the Zebra Setup Utility, which can be adjusted. You can change it to the max to avoid truncating the received data.ZebraSetupUtility.png

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