Submitting a service request for hardware issues to the Lenovo Support Center

If Call Home is enabled using a service forwarder and a serviceable event occurs on a managed device, Lenovo XClarity Administrator automatically opens a service ticket, collects service files for the managed device, and sends the files to the Lenovo Support Center. You can also manually collect and download service files for a managed device and send the files to the Lenovo Support Center at any time using XClarity Administrator. Opening a service ticket starts the process of determining a resolution to your hardware issues by making the pertinent information available to Lenovo Support quickly and efficiently. Lenovo service technicians can start working on your resolution as soon as you have completed and opened a service ticket.

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About this task

On the Endpoints Actions page, the Call Home Status column indicates whether Call Home is enabled on the baseboard management controller. A value of "Not Applicable" indicates that Call Home is not supported by the management controller. XClarity Administrator can perform a Call Home for a device regardless of whether the management controller supports Call Home. To determine whether Call Home is supported for a specific device,

For more information about configuring and enabling Call Home to automatically send service data to Lenovo Support Center, see Setting up automatic problem notification to Lenovo Support (Call Home).

For information about manually collecting and downloading service data, see Collecting and downloading service data for a device and Collecting and downloading Lenovo XClarity Administrator service files.


Complete the following steps to manually open a service ticket.

After you finish

You can monitor open service tickets from the Service Ticket Status page (see Viewing service tickets and status).