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.

active/active

In Storage Foundation for Windows, the mode in which DMP allocates the data transfer across the possible paths to and from an array, thus enabling load balancing. With this mode, DMP implements a round-robin algorithm, selecting each path in sequence for each successive data transfer to or from a disk. For example, if paths A and B are active, the first disk transfer occurs on path A, the next on path B, and the next on path A again.

The mode in which DMP allocates the data transfer across the possible paths to and from an array, thus enabling the desirable feature of load balancing. With this mode, DMP implements a round-robin algorithm, selecting each path in sequence for each successive data transfer to or from a disk. For example, if you have two paths active, A and B, the first disk transfer occurs on path A, the next on path B, and the next on path A again.

See also Active/Passive, Load Balancing.