Cluster objects are the physical and logical units managed by failover clusters. Each object is associated with:
- One or more properties, or attributes, that define the object and its behavior within the cluster.
- A set of control codes used to manipulate the object's properties.
- A set of object management functions used to manage the object through the Cluster service.
The following table summarizes the cluster objects.
|Group||A collection of resources that run together on a node and are failed over as a single unit.|
|Network||A network across which a cluster node can communicate.|
|Network Interface||A network adapter that is installed in a cluster node.|
|Node||A computer system that is a member of a cluster.|
|Resource||An entity that is hosted by a node, managed by the Cluster service, and can be started, stopped, and moved to another node.|
|Resource Type||A category of resources, such as Physical Disks.|