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· Preconfigured models configuration mode: This configuration mode enables users to perform operations specific to Lenovo Preconfigured/Fixed offering (LFO) models, which are models those are prebuilt with specific hardware parts and user want to either select additional parts for it or replace some (allowed) parts in standard configuration of that prebuilt LFO. Such LFOs and parts that user wish to order are fulfilled by Lenovo partners.

Configuration actions those are supported on LFO products in this configuration mode are:

· Configuring Options for LFO with sales rules: select additional (supported) option parts or change standard parts those comes with LFO.

· Adding options for LFO without sales rules: select additional (supported) option parts for LFO, along with LFO for order.

· Select parts only for LFO: select additional (supported) option parts for LFO, WITHOUT LFO for order.

· Select Services only for hardware: select compatible services for hardware, without hardware(CTO/LFO).

· Custom models configuration mode: This configuration mode enables users to perform operations specific to hardware products which are built by Lenovo Manufacturing based on compatible parts (called sales features) that user has selected during configuration. Such models are most commonly known as CTO (Customize To Order) or Type/Model Feature (TMF) products. Preconfigured models are also displayed in this configuration mode; however, when user 'Customize' these preconfigured models, then manufacturing will build it per selected sales features and ship to user.

Configuration actions those are supported on CTO and preconfigured (LFO) models in this configuration mode are:

· Customize a CTO model using Lenovo Sales Features for manufacturing to build & ship it to user.

· Customize a preconfigured (LFO) model using its CTO variant with Lenovo Sales Features for manufacturing to build & ship it to user.

· Select Services only for hardware: select compatible services for hardware, without hardware(CTO/LFO).

Help on Configuration Actions: (This help can go on both: configurator mode help as well as Configuration Action help on category page (or one search box, if my that proposal is implemented in future).

1. When Configurator Mode = 'Preconfigured models configuration' (previously known as Assisted mode) then

a. Only Preconfigured (Lenovo Fixed Offering [LFO]) models will be available for configuration.

b. Users shall be able to perform below configuration actions in this mode:

i. Options with sales rules: In this configuration action user add compatible options to LFO, which is a prebuilt model from Lenovo/partners. With this configuration action users can select compatible options those can "fit" in the LFO model that they are configuring. That means LESC will ensure the necessary rules are checked.

Example 1: what is sales rules enforcement?

- In 'Preconfigured models' configuration mode, user configures 5462EAU by:

   > either (1) typing the 5462EAU in 'Find a model to Customize' section on LESC NI home page,

   > or (2) by navingating to Product category of 5462EAU model (i.e. Rack and Tower Servers >  System x3650 M5) from Product catalog, landing on System x3650 M5 category page of LESC, and selecting 'Options with sales rules' action button in fron of 5462EAU LFO.

- User land on Customize/Configure page of LESC where LESC checks rules like:

   > How many processors by default are installed in this LFO?

   > How many processors are supported by this LFO? If support more than default installed, then a List control will be provisioned for user to specify additional processors upto max. supported by that LFO.

   > Similar rules are enforced on other Parts like Memory, Power, etc.

   > If user makes selection of Option parts on top of those 'Comes prebuilt/installed in LFO' then those additional parts will be displayed on Summary page under 'Add these parts' heading.

   > If user makes selection of alternate possible option part than the one comes with LFO, for example,

        # 5462EAU comes with 'x3650 M5 8x 2.5" HS HDD Assembly Kit (Single RAID)',

        # whereas user chose 'x3650 M5 8x 2.5" SS HDD ServeRAID Assembly Kit' under Storage options

        # then on summary page detail configuration, LESC will instruct user that they need to remove 'x3650 M5 8x 2.5" HS HDD Assembly Kit (Single RAID)' under 'Remove these parts' heading.

 - Another example of sales rules enforcement is that on each preconfigured model (LFO) there are some base parts those comes with it, which user can not replace/change. Application checks for such parts and do not let user to change those.

ii. Options without sales rules: In this configuration action user can select LFO compatible options with any number of quantity. There will not be any sales rules checked except compatibility. Users can use this configuration mode on situations where they already have these models in their store and want to purchase compatible options for all of those models.

Example 1:

- User has total 9 preconfigured 5462EAU models in datacenter each with 1 processor & 1 memory.

- User want 1 more 5462EAU in datacenter to make total models to 10.

- User want to upgrade all of these preconfigured models on processor and memory from 1 to 2.

- So to order 10th 5462EAU user chose 'Options without sales rules' configuration mode and select the quantity of processor = 10 and memory = 10.

- Then proceed to exporting configuration to supported file format (like XML) to take it for opportunity/order processing.

- In this configuration action, both LFO that is configured and Option parts those are selected for that LFO goes in output and order.

iii. Options/Parts only: This configuration is formerly known in LESC as aftermarket configuration, wherein user can 'select' LFO compatible options with any number of quantity. However, only options/parts goes in output or order. LFO for which these options/parts are selected does not go in order.

Example 2:

- Referring example 1 above, assume that user already has 10 5462EAU in datacenter with 1 process & 1 memory each.

- *All he/she want to do is upgrade the processors & memory to 2.

- *User doesn't want to purchase anymore preconfigured model.

- So on LESC Non Integrated home page, under section 'Parts & Services', enter 5462EAU product, select 'Parts only' radio button to do 'Parts only' configuration (i.e. bag of parts), then on configuration page select the 10 quantity on processor & memory of interest.

- Then proceed to exporting configuration to supported file format (like XML) to take it for opportunity/order processing.

- In this configuration action, only option parts those are selected for that LFO goes in output and order.

iv. Services only: This configuration is new services offering solution of Gamma, wherein user can select compatible services for their interest of hardware. That hardware can be preconfigured (LFO) or custom mode (i.e. customize to build (CTO) model). Configurator mode setting doesn't restrict user from selecting services for CTO or LFO.

Like in case of Options only configuration action, in this configuration also, LFO/CTO for which services are selected does not go in output/order from LESC Non Integrated application.

Hardware (LFO and additional options) that user configured in this mode are delivered separate (i.e. Option Parts that user selected during configuration are not installed inside LFO from Lenovo channel partners).

Users need to install Option parts to hardware LFO that they ordered.

2. When Configurator Mode = 'Custom models configuration' (previously known as Advanced mode) then

a. Only Custom (Customize To Order [CTO]) models will be available for configuration.

b. Users shall be able to perform below configuration actions in this mode:

i.Customize: This configuration action is well known in LESC from its existence, which mean customizing hardware in CTO - Lenovo Sales Feature nomenclature. User selects the sales features that they wish Lenovo Manufacturing to build for their custom model before delivering that model.

Note: Even though in this configuration mode LESC displays both CTO and LFO products in Product Catalog of home page or Category page, the configuration action, 'Customize', that is performed on LFO is customizing that LFO's CTO variant with preselected features those comes with that LFO.

The Customize operation on LFO leads to CTO - LSF output sent to Lenovo Manufacturing for building.

ii.Services only: This configuration is new services offering solution of Gamma, wherein user can select services for their interest of hardware. That hardware can be LFO or CTO model. Configurator mode setting doesn't restrict user from selecting services for CTO or LFO. Like Options only/Parts only, in this configuration also, LFO/CTO for which services are selected does not go in output from LESC NI.