Clustered File Server Instance

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

A clustered file server instance is a configuration through which you can share folders and files that reside on one or more disks in the cluster storage. To clients, the name of the server through which the folders and files are shared always appears the same. However, within the cluster, any node can own the file server instance at a given time.


The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:

Name Description

File Share Resource Availability

Clients can access folders and files on a clustered file server only when the corresponding file share resource is available.

Failover Clustering