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.

VCS cluster

A cluster consisting of multiple systems connected in various combinations to shared storage devices. VCS monitors and controls applications running in the cluster and can restart applications in response to a variety of hardware or software faults. A cluster is defined as all systems with the same cluster identification and connected via a set of redundant heartbeat networks. Clusters can have from one to 32 member systems, or nodes.