Canon imageRUNNER Printer User Manual

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Canon imageRUNNER
Knowledge Module
for PATROL
User’s Guide
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Copyright
© 2000, 2002 by Canon Development Americas, Inc. All rights reserved.
This manual may not be reproduced in any form, in whole or part,
without the prior written consent of Canon Development Americas, Inc.
Trademark Acknowledgments
BMC Software is a trademark and PATROL is a registered trademark of
BMC Software, Inc.
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation.
Novell and NetWare are registered trademarks, and IPX/SPX is a
trademark, of Novell, Inc.
All product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of
their respective owners.
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Preface
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1Canon imageRUNNER
Knowledge Module for PATROL
❏ Introduction................................................................................................. 2
• Supported Canon Printers ................................................................. 2
• Supported Network Protocols........................................................... 2
• About This Guide................................................................................ 2
❏ System Requirements ................................................................................ 4
❏ Before You Begin Installing Canon KM .................................................. 4
❏ Installing the Canon KM Software .......................................................... 5
• Uninstalling Canon KM ..................................................................... 6
❏ Monitoring Your Printer Status................................................................ 7
• Performing Printer Tasks ................................................................... 8
❏ Defining Discovery Settings ..................................................................... 9
• Specifying the Search Preference .................................................... 11
• Specifying IP Addresses to Ping ..................................................... 12
• Specifying Discovery of IP Devices Only ...................................... 12
• Discovering Non-Canon Devices.................................................... 13
• Managing a Maximum Number of Devices.................................. 13
• Manually Starting and Stopping the Discovery Cycle ................ 13
❏ Appendix: Technical Notes..................................................................... 14
❏ Index........................................................................................................... 15
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Introduction
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The Canon imageRUNNER Knowledge Module (also referred to in this
guide as Canon KM) is a management tool that fits within PATROL by
BMC Software, enabling you to monitor your Canon network printers
and standard MIB (non-Canon) devices.
Supported Canon Printers
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Currently, Canon KM supports and monitors the following Canon
printers:
❏ imageRUNNER 210
❏ imageRUNNER 330-400
❏ imageRUNNER 600-550-60
❏ imageRUNNER 3250
❏ imageRUNNER 5000-6000.
Supported Network Protocols
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Canon KM supports the following network protocols: TCP/IP and
AppleTalk.
About This Guide
This guide assumes you are familiar with PATROL, and its Agent and
Console components and knowledge modules. The guide also assumes
you are familiar with the features of your Canon printer.
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Conventions Used in This Guide
The following types of formatting identify specific types of information
provided in this guide.
Italicized text
Used to stress the importance of a word
or phrase, or to refer to the title of
another guide. For example:
You cannot access the dialog box....
-or...the Microsoft Windows User’s Guide....
Text in quotation marks
Used to refer to the title of a section
within the guide. For example:
...the “Installing the Software” section....
Click, double-click
Use of the word click or double-click
provides instructions for selecting or
choosing a command or option,
generally with a mouse. For example:
Click OK to continue.
Monospaced text
Used for commands you might type
when installing the software, or system
messages that may display on your
screen. For example:
A:\SETUP
Capitalization
Used for all the key words in the name
or title of an option on the screen. For
example:
In the dialog box, click Image Type to
set....
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System Requirements
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To successfully install and operate Canon KM, your system environment
must meet the following requirements:
❏ Processor:
300-MHz or greater Intel Pentium (or compatible)
❏ Operating System:
Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6a or later, or Windows 2000
❏ Memory:
64MB minimum. 128MB recommended.
❏ Disk Space:
10MB or greater for Canon KM and supporting files
❏ Installed Software:
• PATROL by BMC Software, Inc. version 3.3 or later
(based on your Windows operating system)
• Internet Explorer version 5.0 or later.
Before You Begin Installing Canon KM
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To help ensure a successful installation of Canon KM, prepare your
system environment.
❏ Make sure PATROL (Agent and Console components) is properly
installed on your systems, including the setup of any required
information (such as user account and password).
❏ Log onto your system using the PATROL user account that was set up
with the advanced right “Act as part of operating system”.
❏ If open, close PATROL Console.
PATROL Console should not be open during the installation of
Canon KM.
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❏ Verify the folder in which PATROL is installed.
Canon KM must be installed on each system with PATROL Agent or
Console. Although the system should detect the appropriate folder
automatically when you install Canon KM, you need to make certain
that Canon KM is installed in the same folder as PATROL.
Installing the Canon KM Software
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After you have completed the initial preparations, you are ready to begin
the installation of the Canon KM software. After the installation, you
need to load the Canon printer knowledge module into PATROL.
To install the Canon KM software:
1. Insert the installation disk into your disk drive.
2.
On the installation disk, run setup.exe.
3.
When the installation wizard appears, follow the on-screen
instructions.
When prompted, make sure the folder containing the installation of
PATROL is specified for the installation of the Canon KM software.
4.
If prompted, restart your system.
The installation program determines if your system needs to be
restarted before the Canon KM software can operate properly.
To load the Canon printer knowledge module:
1. Open the PATROL Operator Console.
2.
On the File menu, click Load KM.
3.
In the Load KM dialog box, click Canon_Printer.kml. Then, click
Open.
You can view the loaded knowledge module on the KM tab.
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To ensure that the Canon KM software installed and the Canon
printer knowledge module loaded successfully, check the display on
the Desktop tab. For details, see the “Monitoring Your Printer Status”
section.
Uninstalling Canon KM
If you need to remove the Canon KM software at some time, you must
unload the Canon printer knowledge module from PATROL first.
To unload the Canon printer knowledge module:
1. Open the PATROL Operator Console.
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2.
On the KM tab, under the Knowledge Module and Application
Classes folders, right-click each application class beginning with
CANON_. Then, click Delete.
3.
In the Unload Application Type dialog box, click Yes.
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To remove the Canon KM software:
Use Add/Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel to remove
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Alternatively, you can run setup.exe on your installation disk. When
prompted, click to uninstall or remove the software.
Monitoring Your Printer Status
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With the Canon KM software and Canon printer knowledge module
installed and loaded properly, use the PATROL Operator Console to view
and monitor the status of your Canon printer.
Using a tree structure, the Desktop tab displays the available Canon
printer classes and the respective printers for each class.
Canon Printer
Knowledge Module
Printer Class
Printer Within a Class
For each available printer, you can view and monitor the printer features
and the respective status for each feature.
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Printer Class
Printer Within a Class
Printer Feature
and Status
Performing Printer Tasks
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As needed, perform a number of tasks for a managed printer. Among
these printer tasks, if available, enable the display of general or discoveryspecific debug messages in the System Output Window, if advised by
Technical Support to troubleshoot a problem.
To display the copyright and version for Canon KM:
On the Desktop tab, right-click the specific printer. Click KM Commands,
and then click About.
To reboot a printer:
On the Desktop tab, right-click the specific printer. Click KM Commands,
and then click Reboot.
To refresh the printer parameters:
On the Desktop tab, right-click the specific printer. Click KM Commands,
and then click Refresh Parameters.
To print a test page:
On the Desktop tab, right-click the specific printer. Click KM Commands,
and then click Test Print.
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To enable the display of debug messages for all printers:
On the Desktop tab, right-click any specific printer. Click KM Commands,
and then click Enabling Collector Debug Mode or Enabling Discover
Debug Mode.
In the CanonPrinter dialog box, click On, and then click OK.
The debug messages continue to display for the System Output Window
until you disable the debug messages.
Defining Discovery Settings
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The Discovery application, available with the installation of Canon KM
on a system with PATROL Agent, enables you to define how and how
often to discover Canon printers newly added to your network
environment.
The following instructions summarize your defining Discovery settings.
For further details, see the sections that immediately follow these
instructions.
To define Discovery settings:
1. On the Windows desktop, click Start, and point to Programs. Then,
click Canon Discovery.
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2.
In the Discovery Settings dialog box, under Search Preferences, select
how you want to discover newly added Canon printers.
3.
If you selected Ping SNMP, under Enter IP Address range, specify the
range of IP addresses to ping.
4.
To set the discovery process to run automatically, based on your
defined settings, click Auto Discovery.
If you clicked Auto Discovery, specify the time interval to refresh the
discovery of Canon printers.
5.
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To set the discovery process to detect only IP devices, excluding any
IPX devices, click Discover IP Devices Only.
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6.
To set the discovery process to detect standard MIB devices by
manufacturers other than Canon, click Manage Non-Canon Standard
MIBs.
7.
Specify the maximum number of devices you want to manage.
8.
To accept your changes without closing the dialog box, click Apply.
To accept your changes and close the dialog box, click OK.
To cancel your changes and close the dialog box, click Cancel.
You can view the status of the discovery process under Discovery Status.
Specifying the Search Preference
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You can specify one or more of the following search methods:
❏ Broadcast SNMP
This method sends out an SNMP broadcast message to your network,
reporting on Canon printers and standard MIB devices that respond
to the message. This method is best used on a network that does not
block broadcast messages.
❏ Ping SNMP
This method directs an SNMP message to the specified range of IP
addresses, reporting on Canon printers and standard MIB devices
that respond to the message. This method is best used on a network
that blocks broadcast messages, or for networks that stretch over
several routers.
You select both methods if your network environment would benefit
from a combination of the discovery methods. For example: Your
network environment consists of a combination of:
❏ A local network that responds to broadcast messages
❏ Routers or a series of routers (hops) that block broadcast messages, IP
addresses that have different subnet masks, or Canon printers that are
too far away to respond to a broadcast in time.
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Specifying IP Addresses to Ping
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If you select Ping SNMP as a discovery method, you must specify one or
more ranges of IP addresses to ping. The more specific you define the
ranges, the more efficient the discovery process.
To add a range of IP addresses:
1. Under Enter IP Address Range, click a blank row in the table.
2.
In the Start and End IP Address boxes, enter the appropriate IP
addresses.
3.
Click Add.
To edit a range of IP addresses:
1. Under Enter IP Address Range, click the existing row in the table.
2.
In the Start and End IP Address boxes, change the IP addresses.
3.
Click Modify.
To delete a range of IP addresses:
Under Enter IP Address Range, click the existing row in the table. Then,
click Delete.
Specifying Discovery of IP Devices Only
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Selecting Discover IP Devices Only prevents the discovery process from
attempting to find a Novell NetWare server, and subsequently any IPX
devices. Since PATROL can monitor only IP devices, selecting this option
enables the discovery process to operate more efficiently and, thus, more
quickly. This feature is beneficial whether or not your network
environment includes Novell NetWare.
Note: The use of this feature is designed as optional since other Canon
network products may have different discovery operation requirements.
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Discovering Non-Canon Devices
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You can better refine the discovery process by including or not including
other standard MIB devices not manufactured by Canon. Specify your
choice based on whether you want to broaden the discovery process
beyond Canon devices, or to focus the discovery on only Canon devices.
Managing a Maximum Number of Devices
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To further refine the discovery process, you specify the maximum
number of devices you want to manage. Since each managed device uses
system resources, this setting enables you to preserve system resources
during the discovery process, by limiting the number of devices to be
managed.
For example, since each managed device requires approximately 3MB of
memory, managing a large number of devices may quickly deplete
available memory, which in turn may cause system performance
problems. Therefore, you may want to monitor your available memory, to
assess the impact of increasing the number of managed devices.
Manually Starting and Stopping the Discovery Cycle
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If you did not set the discovery process to run automatically, you need to
start the discovery cycle manually. Once started, you can manually stop
the cycle as needed.
If you set the discovery process to run automatically, the discovery cycle
starts automatically at the specified time interval. However, you can stop
the discovery cycle once it starts. Once stopped, you can manually start
the discovery cycle again.
To start a discovery cycle that has not started or was stopped:
Under Settings, click Start Discovery.
To stop a discovery cycle that started (automatically or manually):
Under Settings, click Stop Discovery.
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Appendix: Technical Notes
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The following knowledge module parameters are used solely to collect
internal data, to support the display of a status for certain device features.
As such, these parameters display no status of their own.
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Parameter
Description
COLL_Printer
Collects status for all other status tokens.
COLLTray
Collects Canon imageRUNNER paper
tray data.
ExtraFilesList
Lists extra files to commit to Agent along
with KM.
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IndexI
A
M
About Canon KM
display copyright and version 8
maximum number of devices
defining Discovery settings 13
B
N
Broadcast SNMP
defining Discovery settings 11
network protocol
supported 2
non-Canon device
defining Discovery settings 13
C
Canon printer knowledge module
loading 5
conventions
used in this guide 3
P
debug messages
enable display of 9
devices
supported 2
Discovery
defining settings 9
Ping SNMP
defining Discovery settings 11
printer parameters
refreshing 8
printer status
monitoring 7
printers
supported 2
protocol
supported 2
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R
installation
before you begin 4
procedures 5
IP address
defining Discovery settings 12
IP device
defining Discovery settings 12
reboot
a printer 8
D
Index
S
start Discovery
manually 13
stop Discovery
manually 13
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system requirements
described 4
T
test page
print 8
U
uninstall
procedures 6
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Index