Recommended distributed configuration model
To manage your print environment efficiently in a distributed environment (as shown in Figure 7. Distributed configuration model), we recommend organizing your destinations using the hourglass configuration model and using multiple queues and default jobs to control the work flow through your InfoPrint Manager for AIX servers. Define queues based upon operators, rather than based upon the number of devices defined in your installation. Whether your installation has one operator for every ten printers at your site or an operator managing all the printers on a particular floor, grouping printers by queue makes management of all printers and print jobs much easier because one person can monitor a single queue.
Having one person monitor a single queue is highly efficient. An operator can use the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI to view a particular queue. Because InfoPrint uses queue authorization to manage the security settings on print jobs, an operator has a much easier job overseeing this support without having to switch from one queue to another. You can create default jobs and associate them with different logical destinations to make sure that the queue schedules these jobs on the correct actual destinations. For example, the initial-value-job associated with LogDest1 can default actual-destination-requested to ActDest1, so that jobs submitted to LogDest1 are scheduled to ActDest1. Since actual-destination-requested is a multiple-valued attribute, you can also specify more than one actual destination on the initial value job's actual-destination-requested attribute and let other job and document attributes (such as document-format) determine which actual destination is selected.