IT Jungle just posted my latest article covering the steps to take when returning a Power i system (Power systems hardware running the IBM i operating system) to a leasing company. I cover the following steps to take when ending a lease and returning equipment.
- Replacing the equipment
- Ending the lease
- Ending extended maintenance (if relevant)
- Inventorying the machine
- Wiping or dealing with the disk
- Wrapping the machine up
- Saying goodbye
As an add-on, I also posted another article that expands on why and how you should inventory your old Power i machines before sending them back to the leasing company: What Happens to the Giving IBM i When You Terminate a Lease?. That article tells the story of the Giving IBM i where an old client of mine got very creative in merging his two leased Power i machines to minimize upgrades to his leased machines.
The Saying Goodbye article is currently posted on IT Jungle, if you’re interested in reading it.