The longer story...
I've been wrestling with the question of events associated with linked
resources. In general, the question pertains to Input and Output bins that
operate in a sequential manner. If two physical input trays are linked and
the first tray reaches empty there are (at least) 3 alert table options:
1. Treat the linked system as one logical tray that has a paper low
2. Treat the linked system as 2 physical trays, one of which has a
paper OUT WARNING.
3. Do nothing until the 2nd tray reaches paperLow.
The idea behind (2) is that it would be nice to inform the "operator"
that physical tray 1 is empty although the printer is still fully
operational. The problem with (1) is a very premature warning if 3
trays happen to be linked. I suspect (3) is what most implementations
Again, the main concern with (2) is that the hrMIB suggests that paperOut
is a down condition not a warning. Are we treating this correlation as
a "hard" expectation or just a recommendation?
Any other comments on how we might like to see this handled?
Harry Lewis - IBM Printing Systems.