This parameter is used to describe when the current policy should be chosen to configure the RAID controllers.


You can define up to 20 AppliesTo.n entries per policy. You must have an AppliesTo.1 entry for each policy, and AppliesTo.n is the only required parameter of a policy.

AppliesTo.n includes a comma delimited list that contains one or more of the following parameters:
  • m:mtype, where mtype is the four digit machine type of an IBM eServer™ or xSeries server.
  • s:serial, where serial is the serial number of an IBM eServer or xSeries server.
  • c:contn, where contn is the controller number (scan order) of the RAID controller with respect to all other RAID controllers in the system.

    The number assigned to a particular controller is dependent on the controller's physical PCI slot and the order in which your system scans its PCI slots.

  • t:ctype, where ctype is the type of the controller. The type is not case-sensitive and must be one of the controller types listed in the table of RAID adapters supported by PRAID.
  • d:drives, where drives is an integer value specifying the number of drives connected to the controller. Only drives in a Ready state after the controller is reset to factory-default settings are counted.
  • ALL Indicates that the policy should be used for all RAID controllers. This parameter is useful if you declare a default policy that is not covered by any of the other policies.


Example using the m,s,c,t, and d parameters:
AppliesTo.1 = m:8865,t:ServeRAID-7k 
AppliesTo.2 = c:1,d:15,s:87R478U
Example using the ALL parameter:
AppliesTo.1 = ALL