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Lexmark CS521

Lexmark SNMP MIBs and OID Values Explained (May 2019)

Issue description

SNMP, short for Simple Network Management Protocol, is a set of protocols for managing network devices. SNMP works by sending messages called protocol data units (PDUs) to different parts of a network. SNMP-compliant devices* called "agents" store data about themselves in Management Information Bases (MIBs) and return this data to the SNMP requesters.

* Lexmark printers are SNMP-compliant devices.

MIB versions

Lexmark network laser printers support version 1 of the printer MIB. The Lexmark1.MIB draws off the RFC1759 and printer 3805 V2 standards. For some queries, the Lexmark printer replies “unknown”, which is a valid response according to the RFC.

Examples of MIB implementation

Duplex MIB (OID – Object Identifier):

Using prtMediaPathDescription (OID should yield a return value:

  • SNMPv2-SMI::mib- = STRING: "Duplex Paper Path"

If duplex is not recognized, you would only expect to see the return value:

  • SNMPv2-SMI::mib- = STRING: "Primary Paper Path"

Color MIB (OID):

Using prtMarkerSuppliesDescription (OID should yield a return value of the printer supplies. A partial list of return values is shown below. Values vary by printer model since different models have different supplies.

  • SNMPv2-SMI::mib- = STRING: "Black Cartridge"
  • SNMPv2-SMI::mib- = STRING: "Cyan Cartridge"
  • SNMPv2-SMI::mib- = STRING: "Fuser"
  • SNMPv2-SMI::mib- = STRING: "Transfer Module"
  • SSNMPv2-SMI::mib- = STRING: "Magenta Catridge"

Lexmark MIB Documentation and Support Statement

Lexmark provides the MIB information below as a courtesy to network administrators who use SNMP management utilities. Lexmark does not directly support the use of third-party management tools for the administration of our printers and MFPs.

Note:  We provide specific information upon request but only if essential to the implementation of our product.

Download the Lexmark MIB file pack for the following contents:

  • Lexmark Private MIB (lexmark1.mib)
  • Lexmark Managed Print Services MIB (lexmark-mps-mib.mib)
  • Lexmark Root MIB (lexmark-root-mib.mib)
  • Lexmark Textual Conventions MIB (lexmark-tc-mib.mib)
  • Printer-MIB.mib

Note:  The referenced MIB files in this package are for use with later (2011 and above) generation products. However, the lexmark1.mib file is viable for both current and older generation products.