New to AS400 Admin setting up virtual print queues

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Help! I am new to as400 administration. trying to setup a new virtual print queue on an as400 server. was told to use CRTDEVPRT using *VRT device class... but, I'm missing details as far as I can tell. I have some existing print queues setup and was able to view (can't remember how I got there now) details of the queue. Am I correct to assume that CRTDEVPRT is not the only portion I need to setup? Thanks again for input.

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Boblak,

This is all good info. setting an output queue (CRTOUTQ) and creating a virtual printer device both are necessary but watch the system when upgrading to a new V***.

We’ve used RPM sucessfully with many of our clients. It puts the ease on us having to go out and always fix the 400 programming, plus it saves them cost of hiring out an AS400 programmer.

Check out RPM and the <a href=”http://www.as400tcpipprinting.com/what-is-an-output-queue-as400.html”>AS400 printing queue</a>.

Best

Fred

Boblak…

There’s a really good (and short) article on how this is done on the Four Hundred Guru site:

http://www.itjungle.com/fhg/fhg021605-story03.html

In short there are 2 things you need to do:

1) setup an output queue (CRTOUTQ) – this will define the printer type and IP address of the remote device. In many cases this is all you need to do, however there are some things that need a device name, so if that’s your issue, then
2) create a virtual printer device (CRTDEVPRT) using *VRT. This will associate a printer device with the remote outq that you created in step 1. Normally this step would create the output queue as well, but because we are using a virtual printer, we want to do it manually as in step 1. The article above notes that you may get an error message indicating that the outq already exists… That’s OK, because it does, but the device will still be created.

See also:

MC press article on setting up print to an HP JetDirect card…
www.mcpressonline.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=558&catid=235&func=fb_pdf&id=113521&lang=en

Phil C

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  • slack400
    Site to live by for AS400 printing: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas19f4b1d4d23c582f1862565c2007d4471 http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas1b44a2cf4ba778d83862568250053649f
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  • Mid11
    I have found *LAN attached printers to work quite well. see... I use the following for HP Color LaserJet. CRTDEVPRT DEVD(MFGHP1) DEVCLS(*LAN) TYPE(3812) MODEL(1) LANATTACH(*IP) PORT(9100) --see link below-- FONT(011) FORMFEED(*AUTOCUT) PRTERRMSG(*INFO) INACTTMR(*SEC15) PARITY(*NONE) STOPBITS(1) TRANSFORM(*YES) MFRTYPMDL(*HPCOLORLJ) RMTLOCNAME(ip address or Host name) USRDFNOPT(ERRMSGINFO) SYSDRVPGM(*HPPJLDRV) TEXT('MFG HP Clr LJ 5500') VRYCFG CFGOBJ(MFGHP1) CFGTYPE(*DEV) STATUS(*ON) STRPRTWTR DEV(MFGHP1) Lookup Recommended PJL Port Number Values for *LAN 3812 PJL Device Descriptions here... Lookup Support for Various ASCII Printers here...
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  • Mid11
    sorry links didn't show. I have found *LAN attached printers to work quite well. see here… http://www-912.ibm.com/s_dir/slkbase.NSF/0/00e3c3d5af21afa6862565c2007d437f?OpenDocument&ExpandSection=4 Lookup Recommended PJL Port Number Values for *LAN 3812 PJL Device Descriptions here… http://www-912.ibm.com/s_dir/slkbase.NSF/643d2723f2907f0b8625661300765a2a/ab93a7bf123bf3db8625668a0056a853?OpenDocument Lookup Support for Various ASCII Printers here… http://www-912.ibm.com/s_dir/slkbase.NSF/643d2723f2907f0b8625661300765a2a/ab93a7bf123bf3db8625668a0056a853?OpenDocument
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  • WoodEngineer
    For over 10 years we have just created an output queue with an IP address of the printer. We do not use a virtual printer DEVD.. It works very well. We have over 40 printers attached to our iSeries. During that time we've upgraded the operating system at least five times. Never had any problems with the printers nor had to make any changes to accommodate the new OS.
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