Glossary

FAT
File Allocation Table - A table that the operating system uses to locate files or pieces of files on a disk.
FC
Fibre Channel - High-speed data transfer interface used for storage networking such as workstations, mainframes, supercomputers, and storage devices
FC SAN
Fiber Channel Storage Area Network - a system that enables multiple servers to access network storage devices.
FCN
file change notification
FTP
File Transfer Protocol - Standard protocol for transferring files over TCP-networks.
GDL
Grown Defect List - A list of defects, which appears during the drive usage. The list is automatically updated by the drive.
GUI
Graphical User Interface - An interface that allows the computer's graphics capabilities to make a program easier to use. Well-designed graphical user interfaces can free the user from learning complex command languages.
GUID
Globally Unique Identifier - Globally unique 128-bit identifier In GenesisRX 4.3 software GUID is used to identify InfiniBand hosts.
HA
High Availability - refers to a system or component that is continuously operational for a desirably long length of time. Availability can be measured relative to "100% operational" or "never failing."
HBA
Host Bus Adapter - a circuit board and/or integrated circuit adapter that provides input/output (I/O) processing and physical connectivity between a host system, or server, and a storage and/or network device. - A device that a host uses to connect to the network or storage devices

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