AIX Printer

Create an InfoPrint actual destination to represent a printer that receives untransformed data streams through an AIX backend (printer driver), just as a printer being driven by an AIX queue would do. The actual destination submits jobs to the printer through the AIX backend program that is defined on the printer command.

Before creating an AIX printer, complete this worksheet.

AIX printer worksheet

Wizard prompt Description Value
Name The name for the actual destination object.  
Server The InfoPrint server that controls this actual destination.  

This single-valued attribute indicates the make and model of the printer device represented by the AIX actual destination.

Examples from the predef directory:

  • hplj-3si
  • lexOptraN

Select the printer model from the drop-down list in the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI or enter a value.

Example from the drop-down list: InfoPrint 2190

If you are not using a predefined printer model, the first time you enter a value that matches the file prefix of a colon file, InfoPrint Manager dynamically retrieves the printer model from the colon file and adds it to the aix-destination-models server attribute. The aix-destination-models are also added to the AIX DSS actual destination creation wizard drop-down list for further utilization on that server. If you want the new printer model to be displayed in the GUI drop-down list of all the available servers on the same system, you can either create one AIX actual destination on each server using the same colon file or restart each server.

Consult aix-destination-models server attribute to check for additional printer models dynamically supported by InfoPrint Manager.

The value you specify must match the file prefix of a file in the /usr/lpd/pio/predef directory. For example, one of the files for a InfoPrint 2190 printer is Therefore, the value you specify is ip2190.

Note: Specifying the predef format is optional for InfoPrint printers that appear in the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI drop-down list, but it is required for all other printers. 1
SNMP TCP/IP address The IP address used to access this printer. This value is used only for SNMP printers.  
Device The AIX device name. Leave this column blank.
Printer command