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HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway - Discontinued, Using the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway Version 3.0

Understanding the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway
 note:
HP has a strong commitment to provide support for Novell products. With this commitment in mind, HP has been providing the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway for NDPS (HP Gateway) to enable printing on Novell networks. However, after careful testing and evaluation, HP believes that the Novell SNMP Printer Gateway (Novell Gateway) is the preferred solution for enabling printing on Novell networks. Therefore, the HP Gateway product has been discontinued as of January 1, 2005.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Novell Gateway as soon as possible. For information about migrating to the Novell Gateway, click here to go to the Novell support Web site. Search for NDPS Printer Agent Conversion Utility.
The HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway connects HP Jetdirect print servers to the Novell Distributed Print Services (NDPS) environment through the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway. It allows you to view statistics, configure gateway settings, and configure printing for HP printers connected through HP Jetdirect print servers in an NDPS environment.
Using the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway
The HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway creates and controls NDPS printers using one of three methods:
  • Using the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway to create public access printers. Create public access printers using the Public Access Printing configuration feature of the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway NetWare Loadable Module (NLM) at the server console.
  • Using the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway configuration utility for NDPS Manager to create public access printers. Create public access printers through the NDPS Manager console at the server.
  • Using NetWare Administrator to create either public access or controlled access printers. Create either public access or controlled access printers directly through NetWare Administrator (NWAdmin).
HP Jetdirect print servers
IPX
Most HP Jetdirect print servers are supported by the HP Printer Gateway. However, some of these older print servers must be upgraded or replaced.
TCP/IP
To print through TCP/IP, this protocol must be supported on the HP Jetdirect print server. Most of the HP Jetdirect print servers support TCP/IP, with the exception of the HP Jetdirect 150X (HP product number J2592A) and some older single-protocol HP Jetdirect print servers. To find out if IPX or TCP/IP is supported on an HP Jetdirect print server, print its configuration page.
Using the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway to Create Public Access Printers
  • The HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway is used primarily to support HP printers connected directly to the network through an HP Jetdirect print server. However, other brands of printers are also supported if they are configured to run through an external HP Jetdirect print server. Public access printing is configured through the server console by using HPGATE.NLM. Public access printing through the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway is implemented by either a manual or automatic method.
Creating HP Public Access Printers Manually
This method locates available HP printers (both IP and IPX) on the network, allows for selection of printers, and then automatically creates Printer Agents to represent them using default parameters. The name of the Printer Agent is created from the information contained in the printer configuration page, but it can be changed later.
To determine the name the printer is configured to use, print a configuration page. See the Manufacturer’s instructions for printing and understanding a configuration page.
To create an HP public access printer manually
  1. Make sure that the BROKER.NLM is loaded. If it is not, type LOAD BROKER at the server console prompt and select the name of the Broker.
  2. Make sure that the NDPS Manager object is created in the Novell Directory Services (NDS) tree (by way of NetWare Administrator). Refer to Novell documentation on creating this object, if necessary.
  3. Make sure that the NDPSM.NLM is loaded. If it is not, type LOAD NDPSM at the server console prompt and select the appropriate NDPS Manager name.
  4. Type LOAD HPGATE at the server console prompt.
  5. Select the Configuration menu item in the Main Menu screen, and then press Enter.
  6. Select the Public Access Printing menu item in the Configuration menu screen and then press Enter.
    • For IPX Printers, select the IPX Public Access Printers menu item in the Public Access Printing menu screen and then press Enter. This action displays the IPX Public Access Printing configuration screen. Proceed to Step 7 below.
      OR
    • For IP Printers, select the IP Public Access Printers menu item in the Public Access Printing menu screen and then press Enter. This action displays the DNS Information menu screen. Proceed to Step 10 below.
       note:
      Ignore the Search Time Interval menu item. This parameter is not used for manual selection.
  7. For IPX printers, if you know which network the printer is attached to, set the Search All Networks menu item parameter to No and proceed to Step 8 below. Otherwise, set the parameter to Yes and proceed to Step 9 below.
  8. For IPX printers, if you selected the No parameter in Step 7, build a list of networks you want to search.
    1. Select the Search Specified Networks menu item parameter, See List, to search specified networks and then press Enter.
    2. To add networks to the list, press Insert.
    3. Select the network address you want to add and then press Enter.
    4. To Delete unwanted network addresses from the list, mark them and then press Delete.
    5. When prompted to “Save Specified Changes?”, select Yes.
  9. For IPX printers, select the Select Here to Manually Select Public Access Printers menu item and then press Enter to display a list of available public access printers. From this screen, select the printer that will be configured as a Public Access Printer and then press Enter.
     note:
    There is no guarantee that the list of printers located is complete. The list of printers will include only those that are not already loaded in the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway, and that meet the search criteria specified in the Search Method section. To configure a printer that does not appear on the list, use the manual method.
     note:
    The unconfigured printers are listed by their network node numbers.
     note:
    You can configure multiple printers by using [F5] to make multiple choices.
  10. For IP Printers, select the Enable DNS lookups menu item and then press Enter to display a list of available printers with DNS names. Otherwise, select the No DNS Lookups menu item and then press Enter to display a list of available printers with raw IP addresses. From either printer list, select the printer that will be configured as a Public Access Printer and then press Enter.
     note:
    If the NDPSM.NLM is not loaded when you create printers, the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway loads it for you. After the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway loads NDPSM.NLM, find the NDPS Manager screen at the console (using [Alt] + [Esc] ) and select the NDPS Manager you want to use.
Once an available IP or IPX printer has been selected and Enter pressed, the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway utility automatically creates the Printer Agent within the NDPS Manager and starts the printer gateway with the default parameters. See the online help for more configuration information.
Manually entering a printer address
To create a public access printer, manually Enter a printer address.
To enter a printer address manually
  1. Make sure that the BROKER.NLM is loaded. If it is not, type LOAD BROKER at the server console prompt and select the name of the Broker.
  2. Make sure that the NDPS Manager object is created in the Novell Directory Services (NDS) tree (by way of NetWare Administrator). Refer to Novell documentation on creating this object, if necessary.
  3. Make sure that the NDPSM.NLM is loaded. If it is not, type LOAD NDPSM at the server console prompt and select the appropriate NDPS Manager name.
  4. Type LOAD HPGATE at the server console prompt.
  5. Select the Configuration menu item in the Main Menu screen.
  6. Select the Public Access Printing menu item in the Configuration menu screen.
  7. To manually add an IPX Printer, proceed as follows:
    1. Select the Manually add an IPX printer menu item in the Public Access Printing menu screen and then press Enter. This action displays the Manually add an IPX printer menu screen.
    2. Enter the parameter value of the Enter IPX network address menu item.
    3. Enter the parameter value of the Enter IPX MAC Address menu item.
    4. Enter the parameter value of the Enter printing port (multi-port device only) menu item. The ports can be 1, 2, or 3. Port 1 resolves to any single-port HP Jetdirect print server. Ports 1, 2, and 3 resolve to the physical ports on the multi-port HP Jetdirect external print servers.
    5. Enter the parameter value of the Enter printer agent name menu item.
  8. To manually add an IP Printer, proceed as follows:
    1. Select the Manually add an IP Printer menu item in the Public Access Printing menu screen and then press Enter. This action displays the Manually add an IP Printer menu screen.
    2. Enter the parameter value of the Enter IP name or address menu item.
    3. Enter the parameter value of the Enter printing port (multi-port devices only) menu item. See Step 7. D for detailed port information.
    4. Enter the parameter value of the Enter printer agent name menu item.
Once the available IP or IPX printer parameter values have been input and Enter pressed, the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway utility automatically creates the Printer Agent within the NDPS Manager and starts the printer gateway with the default parameters. See the online help for more configuration information.
Creating HP Immediate Access Printers (IPX Only)
An immediate access printer is a public access printer created automatically by the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway without user intervention. This process locates available HP printers on an IPX network, automatically creates Printer Agents to represent them (no manual selection), and assigns default parameters. Using this method, public access printers are created and are available immediately to all users. The names of automatically-created Printer Agents are created from the information on the printer configuration page, but they can be renamed later.
 note:
The HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway supports Immediate Access Printing in the IPX environment. This feature is not available in the IP environment.
This process can be enabled with multiple HP IP/IPX Printer Gateways, causing a client to see multiple instances of the same printer in the list of available printers. To avoid confusion, follow the suggestions below:
  • Turn off SAPs for each HP printer once an initial connection is made to the printer from the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway. To turn off SAPs, select the Configure Printer Gateway Defaults menu item in the Configuration menu screen. Next, select the Turn Printer SAPs OFF at startup menu item and change the parameter to Yes. Next, press [F10] to save the changes.
  • Configure the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway to look only at certain network segments to prevent different gateways from searching overlapping segments.
To create an HP immediate access printer
  1. Make sure that the BROKER.NLM is loaded. If it is not, type LOAD BROKER at the server console prompt and select the name of the Broker.
  2. Make sure that the NDPS Manager object is created in the NDS tree (by way of NetWare Administrator). Refer to Novell documentation on creating this object, if necessary.
  3. Make sure that the NDPSM.NLM is loaded. If it is not, type LOAD NDPSM at the server console prompt and select the appropriate NDPS Manager name.
  4. Type LOAD HPGATE at a server console prompt.
  5. Select the Configuration menu item in the Main Menu screen and then press Enter.
  6. Select the Public Access Printing menu item in the Configuration menu screen and then press Enter.
  7. Select the IPX Public Access Printers menu item in the Public Access Printing menu screen and then press Enter.
  8. Set the Search Time Interval menu item parameter, in the IPX Public Access Printing configuration menu screen, to a value greater than zero using the format (hours):(minutes):(seconds).
  9. Set the Search All Networks menu item parameter to No if your site has a large number of networks (for example, five or more) and continue to Step 10 below. Otherwise, set the parameter to Yes and proceed to Step 11 below.
  10. If you selected the No parameter in Step 9, build a list of networks you want to search.
    1. Select the Search Specified Networks menu item parameter, See List, to search specified networks and then press Enter.
    2. To add networks to the list, press Insert.
    3. Select the network address you want to add and then press Enter.
    4. To Delete unwanted network addresses from the list, mark them and then press Delete.
    5. When prompted to “Save Specified Changes?”, select Yes.
  11. Press [Esc] to save the configuration parameters.
The HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway automatically creates a Printer Agent within the NDPS Manager and starts a printer gateway with the default parameters each time it finds a new printer on the network. See the online help for more configuration information.
 note:
HP Jetdirect print servers use SAP type 030c hexadecimal..11
Creating HP Public Access Printers using the NDPS Manager at the Server Console
Manually create a public access printer (Printer Agent) at any time and attach it to the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway. The advantage of this method is that it lets you choose the name of the Printer Agent while you create it.
The NDPS Manager automatically loads the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway and displays the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway main menu. If the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway is already loaded, the NDPS Manager automatically starts the printer gateway and returns to the Configuration menu screen.
To create an HP public access printer using the NDPS Manager at the server console
  1. Make sure that the BROKER.NLM is loaded. If it is not, type LOAD BROKER at the server console prompt and select the name of the Broker.
  2. Make sure that the NDPS Manager object is created in the NDS tree (by way of NetWare Administrator). Refer to Novell documentation on creating this object, if necessary.
  3. Make sure that the NDPSM.NLM is loaded. If it is not, type LOAD NDPSM at the server console prompt and select the appropriate NDPS Manager name.
  4. Press Insert to create a Printer Agent, then Enter a name to start the NDPS Manager Printer Configuration menu screen.
  5. Select the Configuration Utilities menu item parameter, See List, and then press Enter to display the Gateway Type menu screen.
  6. Select the Hewlett-Packard IP/IPX Printer Gateway menu item in the Gateway Type menu screen.
  7. Select one of the following menu items from the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway Configuration menu screen (Actual menu title is: Configuration):
    • Automatically search IPX Public Access printers. If you choose this menu item, the IPX Public Access Printing Configuration menu screen is displayed. Proceed to Step 8.
    • Manually add an IPX Printer. If you choose this menu item, Enter the network address, Mac address, and, for multi-port HP Jetdirect external print servers, the printing port (1, 2, and 3 are valid ports).
    • Automatically search IP Public Access printers. If you choose this menu item, the DNS Information menu screen is displayed. Proceed to Step 12.
    • Manually add an IP Printer. If you choose this menu item, Enter the IP address (or DNS name) and, for multi-port HP Jetdirect external print servers, the printing port (1, 2, and 3 are valid ports).
  8. If you know which network the printer is attached to, set the Search All Networks menu item parameter to No and continue to Step 9 below. Otherwise, select the Yes parameter to search all networks and proceed to Step 10 below.
  9. If you selected the No parameter in Step 8, build a list of networks you want to search.
    1. Select the Search Specified Networks menu item parameter, See List, to search specified networks and then press Enter.
    2. To add networks to the list, press Insert
    3. Select the network address you want to add and then press Enter.
    4. To Delete unwanted network addresses from the list, mark them and then press Delete.
    5. When prompted to “Save Specified Changes?”, select Yes.
  10. Press [Esc] to return to the HP Printer Gateway Configuration menu screen (Actual menu title is: Configuration).
  11. Press [F10] to display the Available Printers menu screen.
     note:
    If a printer you expected to see does not appear in the list, see the Section: Creating HP Public Access Printers Manually (page 6)
  12. When the Automatically search IP Public Access printers menu item is selected, the DNS Information menu screen is displayed. Proceed as follows:
    1. To search for an IP printer with a DNS name, select the Enable DNS lookups menu item, and then press Enter. This action displays a list of available printers with DNS names.
    2. To search for an IP printer with only a raw IP address, select the No DNS Lookups menu item, and then press Enter. This action displays a list of available printers with raw IP addresses.
       note:
      For a dynamic DNS environment where a printer gets a different IP address, but retains the same DNS name each time when it cycles power, the DNS name is the only way to address a printer properly.
  13. Change configuration parameters as needed.
  14. Press [F10] to save.
Creating HP Public Access Printers in NetWare Administrator
Create a public access printer (Printer Agent) anytime and attach it to the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway. The advantage of this method is that it lets you choose the name of the Printer Agent while you create it.
To create an HP public access printer in NetWare Administrator
  1. Make sure that the BROKER.NLM is loaded. If it is not, type LOAD BROKER at the server console prompt and select the name of the Broker.
  2. Make sure that the NDPS Manager object is created in the NDS tree (by way of NetWare Administrator). Refer to Novell documentation on creating this object, if necessary.
  3. Make sure that the NDPSM.NLM is loaded. If it is not, type LOAD NDPSM at the server console prompt and select the appropriate NDPS Manager name.
  4. In the main NetWare Administrator screen (from the client workstation), double-click the NDPS Manager object that you want to control this Printer Agent.
  5. At the Identification page for the NDPS Manager object you want to use, click the Printer Agent List button to display the Printer Agent List dialog box.
  6. Select New to display the Create Printer Agent dialog box.
  7. Type a name of your choice in the NDPS Printer Name field.
  8. Select Hewlett-Packard IP/IPX Printer Gateway in the Gateway Types field and select OK.
  9. If prompted, load the NDPS Manager.
  10. Make sure the Configure HP Printer Gateway for PA (Printer Agent name) dialog box now appears on the display. This is the dialog box of the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway configuration utility.
     note:
    When the Configure HP Printer Gateway for PA dialog box first starts, neither the IPX Printer nor IP Printer radio button is selected. After one is selected, it becomes persistent. The same applies to the Enable DNS lookups check box whose default is not selected. If it is selected, it will remain selected until you un-select it. Because the Enable DNS lookups check box only applies to IP environments, it is grayed out if the IPX Printer radio button is selected.
  11. To configure a printer, proceed to Step 12 for an IPX printer and to Step 13 for an IP printer.
     note:
    If the printer you want does not appear in the printer list box, you have the option of manually Entering its address (follow instructions in Step 12 or 13). The ports can be 1, 2, or 3. Port 1 resolves to any single-port HP Jetdirect print server. Ports 1,2, and 3 resolve to the physical ports on the multi-port HP Jetdirect external print servers.
  12. To configure an IPX printer, proceed as follows:
    1. Select the IPX Printer radio button.
    2. Select the type of printer in the Printer Type box.
    3. Select either the Printer/Jetdirect or Enter the Network and Lan HW Address radio button.
    4. Manually enter the printer port number in the Port box.
  13. To configure an IP Printer, proceed as follows:
    1. Select the IP Printer radio button.
    2. Select the type of printer in the Printer Type box.
    3. Check the Enable DNS lookups box, if the printer is set up with a DNS name for its IP address or if you plan to input a DNS name.
    4. Select either the Printer/Jetdirect or specify IP Address or specify Hostname radio button (The default is Printer/Jetdirect). If you choose the Printer/Jetdirect radio button then select a printer in the printers list box. Otherwise, manually Enter the raw IP address or the DNS name (if the Enable DNS lookups box was checked) of the printer you want in the specify IP Address or specify Hostname box.
    5. Manually enter the printer port number in the Port box.
  14. If prompted, select the appropriate printer driver from the Microsoft(R) Windows driver list.
Creating a controlled access printer through the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway
NDPS printers, which the administrator adds to the NDS tree, are referred to as controlled access printers. Because they are NDS objects, access is controlled and they are no longer available directly as public access printers. They are available to the workstation user through the NDS object list instead of through the list of public access printers.
To create a controlled access printer on the network using the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway
  1. Make sure that the BROKER.NLM is loaded. If it is not, type LOAD BROKER at the server console prompt and select the name of the Broker.
  2. Make sure that the NDPS Manager object is created in the NDS tree (by way of NetWare Administrator). Refer to Novell documentation on creating this object, if necessary.
  3. Make sure that the NDPSM.NLM is loaded. If it is not, type LOAD NDPSM at the server console prompt and select the appropriate NDPS Manager name. In the main NetWare Administrator screen (from the client workstation), select the container where you want the NDPS Printer object to reside.
  4. From the Object menu, select the Create menu item to display the New Object dialog box.
  5. Select NDPS Printer to display the Create NDPS Printer dialog box.
  6. Type a name of your choice in the NDPS Printer Name field.
  7. At the Printer Agent Source field, select Create a New Printer Agent and select Create to display the Create Printer Agent dialog box.
  8. Confirm the Printer Agent name (default is the name of the new printer you are creating) and browse to select the NDPS Manager to which you want to assign it.
  9. Select Hewlett-Packard IP/IPX Printer Gateway in the Gateway Type field and select OK.
  10. If prompted, load the NDPS Manager.
  11. Make sure the Configure HP Printer Gateway for PA (Printer Agent name) dialog box now appears on the display. This is the dialog box of the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway configuration utility.
  12. To configure a printer, proceed to Step 13 for an IPX printer and to Step 14 for an IP printer.
  13. To configure an IPX printer, proceed as follows:
    1. Select the IPX Printer radio button.
    2. Select the type of printer in the Printer Type box.
    3. Select either the Printer/Jetdirect or enter the Network and Lan HW Address radio button.
    4. Manually enter the printer port number in the Port box.
  14. To configure an IP printer, proceed as follows:
    1. Select the IP Printer radio button.
    2. Select the type of printer in the Printer Type box.
    3. Check the Enable DNS lookups box, if the printer is set up with a DNS name for its IP address or if you plan to input a DNS name.
    4. Select either the Printer/Jetdirect or specify IP Address or specify Hostname radio button (The default is Printer/Jetdirect). If you choose the Printer/Jetdirect radio button then select a printer in the list box. Otherwise, manually Enter the raw IP address or the DNS name (if the Enable DNS lookups box was checked) of the printer you want in the specify IP Address or specify Hostname box.
    5. Manually enter the printer port number in the Port box.
       note:
      If the printer you want does not appear in the list, you also have the option of manually entering its address here. The ports can be 1, 2, or 3. Port 1 resolves to any single-port HP Jetdirect print server. Ports 1, 2, and 3 resolve to the physical ports on the multi-port HP Jetdirect external print servers.
       note:
      Review the notes in the previous Section: To create an HP public access printer in Netware Administrator. The main NetWare Administrator NDS screen should appear with your new controlled access printer listed.
Printing a test page
The user can print a simple text test page from the Configure HP Printer Gateway Parameters screen, directed to a specific physical printer. The test page helps the user verify the printing path and the actual connection between the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway and the printer.
To print a test page
  1. Make sure that the BROKER.NLM is loaded. If it is not, type LOAD BROKER at the server console prompt and select the name of the Broker.
  2. Make sure that the NDPS Manager object is created in the Novell Directory Services™ (NDS™) tree (by way of NetWare Administrator). Refer to Novell documentation on creating this object, if necessary.
  3. Make sure that the NDPSM.NLM is loaded. If it is not, type LOAD NDPSM at the server console prompt and select the appropriate NDPS Manager name.
  4. Type LOAD HPGATE at the server console prompt.
  5. Select the Printer Gateways menu item from the Main Menu screen and then press Enter. This action displays the HP Gateway Printer Statistics screen with a smaller Printer Gateways screen, listing loaded HP IP/IPX Printer Gateways. The displayed printer statistics correspond to the HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway, highlighted in the list.
  6. Select the desired HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway from the list in the Printer Gateways screen and then press Enter. This action displays the Configure HP Printer Gateway Parameters screen, showing the settable parameters for the individual printer gateway highlighted in the list.
  7. Select the Print a test page menu item parameter, now, and then press Enter. This action sends a simple text test page to the physical printer.

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