The DynamicDrivePool shows virtual drives
The DynamicDrivePool is just as the name says: a pool of storage, which can be used dynamically. From that pool DDP drives can be created. These drives are not real drives. They are virtual drives.
The figure shows the Connect Screen: how DDP drives can be created. Capacity, name, users and groups can be entered.
On the left desktop icons are shown. On the right some of the DDP drives created are shown. The leads between desktops and drives mean that the drives are mounted and show up on the desktop screen for usage. The leads represent the Ethernet connections. That is the basic principle with which the DDP works. As simple as that.
To use a DDP it has to be connected to a number of desktops directly or via an Ethernet switch. On each desktop an iSCSI initiator and AVFS driver must be installed. In addition on the desktops from which access to the DDP is required.
Xwindows must be installed. There are drivers for Mac, Windows and important versions of Linux. All licenses included.
The differences between the many DDP versions are: the number of users, the capacity, the number of hard drives, the number of GbE or 10 GbE cards, whether the DDP is standalone, fully redundant with failover, equipped with hard disks or solid state disks.