Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

storage pool

The main data repository in PureDisk. PureDisk writes backup copies of content and metadata to the disk storage that is associated with a storage pool. A storage pool consists of one or more PureDisk nodes.

A single entity representing a collection of LUNs. Using storage pools, storage administrators can create virtual disks of different sizes. These virtual disks can then be assigned to virtual machines.

A logical construct that contains one or more LUNs from which file systems can be created.

A storage pool is defined within a disk group in VxVM for use by ISP. A storage pool is a policy-based container for LUNs and volumes. This means that the templates, capabilities and policies that are associated with a storage pool define how storage is organized within the pool.