What IBM serial number format is recommended for IBM storage and mainframe server products?
In my company we are presently looking to achieve a standard in regard to recording IBM serial number in the ITAM repository for IBM server and storage products. Currently, we have variability with: XXYYYYY XX-YYYYY YYYYY Where XX is IBM two character country of manufacture and YYYYY is remaining 5 character serial number.
Does anyone have a recommendation based on previous experience with this topic as to what values are best to enter and track in ITAM repository? Thanks in advance for you consideration and reply.