Customer Specified Placement

AIX/Linux - Customer Specified Placement

Feature 0453, 0456 and 8453

Customer Specified Placement is offered for Power Systems as feature codes 0453, 0456 and 8453. This offering provides placement of hardware features by IBM manufacturing in the CEC (Central Electronics Complex) and server complex for new system orders. Communications between the IBM or Business Partner sales team and IBM manufacturing are streamlined, enabling the sales team to provide the specific placement requirements to IBM manufacturing. IBM custom builds your new system according to these placement requirements.

IBM i - Customer Specified Placement

Feature 0453, 0456 and 8453

Customer Specified Placement is offered for Power Systems as feature codes 0453, 0456 and 8453. This offering provides placement of hardware features by IBM manufacturing in the CEC (Central Electronics Complex) and server complex for new system orders. Communications between the IBM or Business Partner sales team and IBM manufacturing are streamlined, enabling the sales team to provide the specific placement requirements to IBM manufacturing. IBM custom builds your new system according to these placement requirements.

Feature codes 0453, 0456 and 8453 are also available on orders configured with the "NEWSYS" function in eConfig. A "NEWSYS" upgrade order has all new hardware, but the software is brought forward from an existing system. There are two methods to facilitate custom placement for System i "NEWSYS" orders.

Method 1. Perform the custom placement in eConfig using the drag & drop process and submit the CFReport generated from the session for order processing. If using the Dual Submit process, submit the _.cfr file to IBM via this website. If you are using the Single Submit process, the custom placement information will automatically be sent with the order. Currently the Single Submit process is only available to US Business Partners and Distributors.

Method 2. Use the CFReport from the current configuration for the standard ordering purposes, but do not submit that CFReport via this website as it will not have the custom placement information. Create a new (independent) CFReport by following these steps:
a. perform custom placement in SPT
b. export CFReport from SPT
c. restore the SPT CFReport in eConfig as an initial order and address any errors
d. ensure the hardware of the "NEWSYS" order matches the hardware from the current configuration
e. if using the Dual Submit process, submit the eConfig generated CFReport via this website -- but do not forward the CFReport for order processing
OR
f. If using the Single Submit process, you will receive an email with instructions on submitting the CFReport

AIX/Linux & IBM i - Customer Specified Rack Placement

Features 0469 and 8469

Customer Specified Rack Placement is offered for Power Systems for all IBM factory integrated 19 inch wide drawers using feature 0469. This offering provides custom placement in specific rack locations for all new system orders. Drawers can be placed by the customer as long as there is no tipping hazard with too much weight too high in the system.

Customer Specified Rack Placement is also offered for the High End Systems 9119-FHA and 9119-FHB using feature code 8469. This offering provides the ability to choose which IO drawer within the configuration, generated by the configurator, will get what specific parts installed. This offering differs from the 0469 feature as you cannot move the drawers to new locations within the rack. However, you can choose what parts will go in each IO drawer if you have multiple IO drawers in the configuration.

Customer Specified Rack Placement is also available on "NEWSYS" orders for IBM i.

Ordering

Prerequisites

The CFReport (_.cfr) output file generated from eConfig is needed to define your placement requirements to IBM manufacturing. The CFReport including feature 0453/8453/0456 must be submitted to IBM through this website.

Note: The use of "Adapter and Disk Placement" and "Component in Rack Placement" is mutually exclusive with RPQs that affect placement and partitioning.

Ordering Requirements

IBM will build your server to the specifications you establish while planning and creating your design. The placement information is expected to be created in the System Planning Tool (SPT) and uploaded into eConfig or created directly in eConfig. Your order will be submitted to IBM through the normal IBM order process.

You will indicate that your design is to be used by selecting feature code 0453, 8453 or 0456 for Customer Specified Placement and/or feature code 0469 for Customer Specified Rack Placement on your server order. The selection of one or more of these feature codes will require you to use the LPAR/CSP Order Completion Form. This form is used to communicate the specific placement information via the CFReport (_.cfr), IBM plant order numbers and contact information through this webpage. If you are a US Business Partner or Distributor submitting orders through the B2B or Partner Commerce Server ordering path, you are not required to submit this form.

Note: Changes to existing orders will likely affect placement requirements. If your configuration changes from the _.cfr file that was originally created in the marketing configurator (eConfig), you will need to generate a new _.cfr file to attach to the Order Completion Form and resubmit to IBM for the Dual Submit process. The marketing configurator (eConfig) output and your order must be kept synchronized.

If you are using the Single Submit process, you will also need to generate a new _.cfr file and email it to your BPSO/CSO contact who will forward it to a plant order analyst.

CSP Order Completion Form

Note: If you are a US Business Partner or Distributor submitting orders through the B2B or Partner Commerce Server ordering path, you are not required to submit this form.

Please enter the required information on the CSP Order Completion Form. This form provides IBM with information necessary to link your placement requirements with your order.

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