What happens when an Appliance fails and cannot be returned to normal operation with assistance from IBM Technical Support?
If, after troubleshooting, IBM’s Technical Support Personnel determines the Appliance is defective and must be replaced, IBM will, for eligible Customers, initiate an advanced exchange of the defective Machine with a replacement.
To enable IBM to proceed with shipment of a replacement, you must provide the following information:
- Appliance serial number
- Customer name and ship-to address
- Customer contact name, phone number, and e-mail address
Upon receipt of requested information, IBM will issue a return merchandise authorization (“RMA”) number to the designated Customer contact, and a replacement unit will be shipped to the Customer's specified location. Replacement units may be new, reconditioned or functionally equivalent. IBM will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure delivery of a replacement unit occurs within a reasonable time period. Upon receipt of the replacement, you are responsible for installation of the replacement Machine and verification of operation.
To assist with the return of the defective unit, return instructions and shipping materials, including a prepaid return shipping label, are provided with the replacement. Customer may be charged if the defective unit is not received by IBM within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement, or if upon receipt by IBM, the defective unit is not in good condition (excluding defects discovered during troubleshooting). IBM will cancel the applicable RMA and invoice Customer for the current list price plus applicable maintenance fees for the replacement Machine. IBM is not responsible for Appliances returned without a valid RMA number.
When an advance exchange or Machine replacement is required, the replacement unit becomes Customer’s and the defective unit becomes IBM’s property. Customer’s license to use IBM Software on the defective unit also terminates at such time.
If the above information does not resolve your issue, please contact IBM Security Systems Customer Support.
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