12-13-2012 07:03 AM
I have a HP9000 Container that I need to configure a new network print queue for. I have created the queue on the Container host server and it works. When I try to print from the Container it does not know about the new queue on the host server. I need to know the procedure, step by step, on how to create a new network print queue for a HP9000 Container to use.
I am running a System Container using HP9000 Containers version A.03.01.03. The container host server is running HPUX 11.31.
Many thanks in advance.
12-13-2012 01:12 PM
I used those lpmgr commands to migrate the print queues from the old PA-RISC server to the HP9000 Container host. That worked fine. What I am trying to do is to create a new print queue on the container host so the container can use it. That seems to be the mystery.
12-14-2012 05:24 AM
The Integrity host system and the container instances are name space isolated. You would need to expose the host printer device to specific container(s).
# srp -add <container_name> -tune device=<device_path>
Then need to expose the host system print queue as remote queue inside container for applications to access.
12-17-2012 08:40 AM
On the container host I executed your suggested command using /dev/null as the device_path for network printer.
What then has to be done to "expose" this host system queue as a remote queue inside the container?
12-18-2012 08:10 PM
A colleague of mine recommended following steps for a similar query.
I think you need to add/delete the printer from inside the container too, using lpadmin command
I haven’t tested with a real printer, but a dummy setup (print to file) did work fine. Note that below commands are to be executed from within the container.
$ cd /tmp
$ touch devfile
$ chmod 777 devfile
$ lpadmin -plp1 -vdevfile -mdumb
$ accept lp1
destination "lp1" now accepting requests
$ enable lp1
printer "lp1" now enabled
scheduler is running
$ date | lp -dlp1 –onbr
equest id is lp1-1 (standard input)
$ cat devfile
Mon Dec 17 14:38:26 IST 2012
Using similar steps you should be able to configure remote print queue inside the HP 9000 Containers.
12-20-2012 07:03 AM
Your colleague was on to something, thank you for sharing. It does appear that I need to create the queue inside the container. It does not even need to be defined on the container host server. In addition to this forum I had also opened a call with HP. I was instructed via the call to perform the following.
1. On the container the following ownerships and permissions must be as follows:
/etc ownership= root:root permissions= 755
/etc/lp ownership= lp:bin permissions= 755
/etc/lp/member ownership= lp:bin permissions= 755
2. On the container, create a remote print queue attached to a Windows print server
lpadmin -p<queue_name> -v/dev/null -mrmodel -ocmrcmodel -osmrsmodel -orm<ip_of_windows_print_server> - orp<windows_print_server_queue_name>
To create a regulare network print queue, use hppi as you normally would.
I am now able to print from the container. The HP9000 Containers Admin Guide will have to be corrected.
Thank you for your response to this post.