Attributes contain data regarding the cluster, nodes, service groups, resources, resource types, and agents. A specified value for a given attribute configures the resource to function in a specific way. By modifying the value of an attribute of a resource, you change the way the VCS agent manages the resource. Each attribute has a definition and a value. You define an attribute by specifying its data type and dimension. Attributes also have default values that are assigned when a value is not specified.