Policies file

When used in Configure mode, the policies file directs how PRAID configures the RAID controllers in a system by using keywords and values that can be customized by the user. In Capture mode, PRAID creates or appends to the end of a policies file the parameters that can configure other RAID controllers identically to the ones in the current system.

To create a policies file, you can use any of the following methods:
  1. Run PRAID in Capture mode to create a policies file from a RAID controller that is already configured.
  2. Use one of the example policies files provided with the ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, and customize it to configure your RAID controllers.
  3. Use an ASCII text editor to create a new policies file.

The policies file is an ASCII text file that is organized in an INI file format. Each section in the policies file represents a single policy for configuring RAID controllers. Each section name in the INI file indicates the start of a new policy. You can have up to 50 policies in a single policies file.

The policies file must contain one or more uniquely-named sections that use the format [Policy.name], where name is a unique user-assigned name that identifies the policy. Name can be any combination of letters, numbers, underscores, periods, or dashes.

Some examples of valid section names are: [Policy.1], [Policy.mypolicy], and [Policy.My-RAID5-config].