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"Services and Applications" in Failover Cluster Manager?


I was hoping that someone could shed some light on this for me - what exactly is the function of the "services and applications" piece in failover cluster manager (server 2008)?  

For instance I have a cluster named "CLU30" comprised of two nodes, "APP60" and "APP61" which are active/passive.  APP60 has two services/applications running on it named "APP30A" and "APP30B" each of those services has several cluster resources running within each.  What are the purposes of these services/applications?  Is it just to further compartmentalize resources on a cluster node?

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Windows Server 2008VirtualizationMicrosoft Server OS

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8/22/2022 - Mon

No. It will not Isolate resources on a cluster node. "services & application " In cluster node means High availability  for specified service & application.

Example: If any service fails to respond or stopped then it will failover those service on failover cluster node.

Thanks for the clarification.  So what would be it's purpose then in the example that I detailed?

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