Resources are parts of a system and are known by their type, such as: a volume, a disk group, or an IP address. VCSVAD includes a set of resource types. Different attributes define these resource types in the types.cfappropriate types.platform.xml file. Each type has a corresponding agent that controls the resource.
The VCSVAD configuration file, main.xmlmain.cf, contains the values for the resource attributes and has an include directive to the types.platform.xmltypes.cf file.
An attribute's given value configures the resource to function in a specific way. By modifying the value of a resource attribute, you can change the way the VCSVAD agent manages the resource. For example, the IP agent uses the Address attribute to determine the IP address to monitor.