WBMM> Strawman for Usage Counters

WBMM> Strawman for Usage Counters

WBMM> Strawman for Usage Counters

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Tue Dec 16 11:07:24 EST 2003

Hi Pete,

This is a good list of counters.  

(Context - These counters use names like 'TotalImpressions', 
'ColorImpressions', 'HighlightColorImpressions', to separate
different costs of processing and printing.
These counters also use names like 'PrintedImpressions', 
'FaxedImpressions', 'ColorFaxedImpressions', etc., to identify 
the Service/Device type that generated the impressions.)

Three comments on your counter names:

(1) Job MIB (RFC 2707) defines 'fullColorImpressionsCompleted' 
    and 'highlightColorImpressionsCompleted'.
    I _guess_ you mean 'full color' by 'ColorImpressions'.

    I suggest using the unambiguous 'fullColor', as in 
    'FullColorImpressions', consistent with the Job MIB.

(2) I don't like the usage of 'Printed' rather than 'Printer'
    (past tense rather than noun) or the fact that it's an
    _infix_, as in 'ColorFaxedImpressions'.

    I suggest instead using a prefix of 'Printer', 'Scanner', 
    etc., as in 'ScannerColorImpressions'.  

    (note - do scanners generate 'impressions'???)

(3) At the beginning of your list are some apparently 
    _system-wide_ counters?

    Keeping 'TotalImpressions', I suggest renaming the following 
    _system-wide_ counters  to be 'TotalBlackImpressions', 
    'TotalFullColorImpressions', 'TotalHighlightColorImpressions'.
    (note - what object contains these system-wide counters?
    Helper object 'Server' in PWG Semantic Model?)

    I suggest that WBMM (which must name client, server, and
    peer systems) use the term 'Node' as being service/device
    neutral and consistent with network architectures.  And
    define 'Node' as a synonym for 'Network Node'.

- Ira

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com 
-----Original Message-----
From: Zehler, Peter [mailto:PZehler at crt.xerox.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 7:29 AM
To: 'wbmm at pwg.org'
Subject: WBMM> Strawman for Usage Counters

Here is a boiled down list of the usage counters that would be useful for
fleet management.  I have not gone through and added the references to the
counters that already exist someplace.  I thought I'd wait until we had a
chance to discuss and adjust this proposed list.  The table is available at
Peter Zehler
Xerox Innovation Group
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