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SNMPv3 Printer Driver Support



The IBM i printer commands CRTDEVPRT and CHGDEVPRT added support for SNMPv3 in IBM i 7.5 for printers configured to use the *IBMSNMPDRV system driver program.


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Follow these steps to enable SNMPv3 on the IBM i for printers configured to use the *IBMSNMPDRV system driver program.
  • Ensure the Allow SNMPv3 support (ALWSNMPV3) parameter on the Change SNMP Attributes (CHGSNMPA) command is set to *YES to allow both SNMPv1 and SNMPv3 messages or *V3ONLY to support only SNMPv3 messages.
  • Add the SNMP user configured on the printer hardware to the IBM i using the Add User for SNMP (ADDUSRSNMP) command.  The authentication protocol (AUTPCL), authentication password (AUTPWD), privacy protocol (PVYPCL), and privacy password (PVYPWD) parameters must match the authentication and privacy protocols and passwords configured on the printer hardware.
  • Create the printer device with the Create Device Description (Printer) (CRTDEVPRT) command specifying SYSDRVPGM(*IBMSNMPDRV) and the SNMP user name (SNMPUSR).  If an SNMP context is configured on the printer hardware, then it must also be specified for the SNMP context name (SNMPCNTX) parameter.  Otherwise, specify SNMPCNTX(*NONE).  CHGDEVPRT also supports specifying the SNMP user name and SNMP context name.  This is only available for 3812 LAN attached printers.   
SNMPv3 must be supported by the printer.  The SNMPv3 user configuration, including passwords, is case sensitive and must match the printer configuration exactly.

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Modified date:
03 May 2022