A type of entity that is contained within the Directory Support Service. These entities include policy, asset, or standard. Objects are always the final level of the tree.

A single, unique addressable entity on a storage network. It is possible for objects to be present within objects. For example, while a tape array is an object, each individual tape drive within the array is also an object. A host is an object, and the HBA inside the host is also an object. Each object has one or more attributes and can be a member of one or more zones.

An entity that is defined to and recognized internally by VxVM. The VxVM objects are: volume, plex, subdisk, disk, and disk group. There are actually two types of disk objects—one for the physical aspect of the disk and the other for the logical aspect.