Network Interface on a Clustered Node
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
In a failover cluster, the network adapter or adapters (also know as network interface cards or NICs) on each node must function correctly, as must other related network devices. Network connectivity is needed for the nodes to maintain communication with each other and with clients.
The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:
Each node in a failover cluster requires network connectivity with the other nodes. Problems with a network adapter or other network device (either physical problems or configuration problems) can interfere with connectivity.