z Systems hardware under warranty or an IBM maintenance agreement
For a z Systems server under warranty or an IBM maintenance agreement, if the remote service settings of the server's Hardware Management Console (HMC) and Support Element (SE) are customized for automatically reporting problems and requesting service via the Remote Support Facility (RSF), then:
See the Introduction to System z Report a Problem (1.35MB, PDF, 08 May 2013) for more information about using the "Report a Problem" task.
Refer also to the Hardware Management Console Operations Guide and Support Element Operations Guide for your z Systems server for more information about remote service settings, Problem Analysis, and the "Report a Problem" task. Sign in to Resource Link and see the Library page for publications for z Systems.
Telephone support is also an option for z Systems customers with servers under warranty or an IBM maintenance agreement.
To find the telephone support options available in your country:
- Open the IBM directory of worldwide contacts.
- Open the contacts page for your country or region by selecting its link from the directory.
- Refer to the Support section on the contacts page.
Options typically include telephone numbers for hardware support and software support.