Customer Specified Placement (CSP) Customer Specified Placement (CSP) allows you to define and control how you want your system built. CSP enables IBM to specifically deliver your hardware configuration to meet your unique requirements.

Power Systems, with Micro-Partitioning™ (Dynamic Logical Partitioning, LPAR), drives the need to place hardware in specific locations within the system that are not going to be evident when your system is built without the use of CSP.


The Customer Specified Placement and Customer Specified Rack Placement offerings complement the account team’s implementation plans allowing IBM to deliver your system with the hardware and features in place to meet your specifications.

IBM supported products

These offerings support the following IBM products.

Customer Specified Placement MTM Features
Supported servers (IBM i, AIX and Linux all supported)
8247-21L 0456
8247-22L 0456
8284-22A 0456
8286-41A 0456
8286-42A 0456
8408-E8E 0456
8408-44E 0456
9119-MHE 8453
9080-MHE 8453
9119-MME 8453
9080-MME 8453
9009-41A 0456
9009-42A 0456
9223-24H 0456
9009-22A 0456
9223-42H 0456
9008-22L 0456

Customer Specified Rack Placement MTM Features
Supported racks and servers 7014-S25 0469
7014-T00 0469
7014-T42 0469
7965-94Y 0469
7965-S42 0469
9119-MHE 0469
9119-MME 0469
9009-41A 0469
9009-42A 0469
9223-24H 0469
9009-22A 0469
9223-42H 0469
9008-22L 0469

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