AIX LPD template

This template assesses the status and performance of an AIX LPD print service and uses Perl scripts to retrieve performance data. AIX is an enterprise-class UNIX operating system (OS) for the POWER processor architecture found in IBM Power Systems.

The AIX LPD template supports all versions of IBM AIX. SolarWinds recommends installing and using the NET-SNMP to monitor. Download and install the NET-SNMP agent on the AIX server. Visit the SolarWinds Success Center and see the Configure Net-SNMP for Linux devices article for details.


SSH and Perl installed on the target server.


Root credentials on the target server.


Use port 1161 for the template.

Component monitors

To learn more about default component monitors included in SAM, see SAM online help.

Daemon: lpd

This monitor returns the status of an AIX LPD print server daemon.

Possible values:

  • 0 – Print server daemon is stopped.
  • 1 – Print server daemon is running.

Print queue

This monitor returns the current length of the default print queue.

Print Server Listening TCP Port

This component monitor tests the ability of an LP print service to accept incoming sessions.

By default, it monitors the TCP 515 port. If your print server listens on another port, you should manually change it.