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Modify the way Network Discovery classifies HP Network Printers

Created: 13 Oct 2010 • Updated: 14 Oct 2010 | 1 comment
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The Network Discovery is working, it is discovering the HP printers that are on line when the discovery runs.
However, we need the HP entries in the Discovered Devices report to display the description differently.
Currently the description column for all HP printers start with "HP ETHERNET MULTI-ENVIRONMENT", example.
"HP ETHERNET MULTI-ENVIRONMENT,ROM G.08.08,JETDIRECT,JD33,EEPROM G.08.04"
We want it to be displayed by the model number/name such as:
"HP LaserJet 4050 Series".

Using snmpwalk we captured the following data from one of the HP printers:
".1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0 = STRING: HP ETHERNET MULTI-ENVIRONMENT,ROM G.08.08,JETDIRECT,JD33,EEPROM G.08.04
.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.2.0 = OID: .1.3.6.1.4.1.11.2.3.9.1
.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.3.0 = Timeticks: (1639507000) 189 days, 18:11:10.00
.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.4.0 = STRING:
.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.5.0 = STRING:
.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.6.0 = STRING: IS_TECH_HP4050
.1.3.6.1.2.1.25.3.2.1.3.1 = STRING: HP LaserJet 4050 Series"
 
The first line is what is displayed as the Description in the Discovered Devices report, with the commas separating the entries into columns.
We want the string in the last line (HP LaserJet 4050 Series) to be displayed instead of or at least in addition to the Description.

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Kong Hoong's picture

I am also facing this issue. I think this problem is related to the SNMP column mapping in the MIB file. Did you manage to get the right MIB to do the mapping?

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