Documentation forServer & Application Monitor
Monitoring your applications and environment is a key capability of Hybrid Cloud Observability and is also available in a standalone module, Server & Application Monitor (SAM). Hybrid Cloud Observability and SAM are built on the self-hosted SolarWinds Platform.


This SAM application monitor template assesses the status and performance of an AIX LPD print service and uses Perl scripts to retrieve performance data. AIX is a Unix 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 NET-SNMP. Download and install the NET-SNMP agent on the AIX server. Visit the SolarWinds Success Center and see How to configure SNMP on Linux and Unix for details.


SSH and Perl are installed on the target server.


Root credentials on the target server.


Use port 1161 for the template.

Component monitors

Daemon: lpd

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

Returns the current length of the default print queue.

Print Server Listening TCP Port

Tests the ability of an LP print service to accept incoming sessions.

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