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This article was previously published under Q168948
SUMMARY
The cluster group contains resources that are related only to cluster administration and that are considered core resources. If you add additional resources to the group, you may not be able to administer the cluster effectively. If resources in the cluster group fail, failover may be triggered or you may not be able to administer the cluster effectively because the quorum disk is moved from node to node. If the application resource fills up the quorum disk with application data, there may not be disk space available for the various cluster files such as the cluster database or the checkpoint files. Therefore, Microsoft recommends that the quorum resource remain in a group that has only core resources.
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The cluster group contains resources that are related to cluster administration only and are considered core resources. If you add additional resources to the group, you may not be able to administer the cluster effectively. If resources in the cluster group fail, failover may be triggered, or you may not be able to administer the cluster effectively. Therefore, Microsoft recommends that the quourm resource remain in a group that has core resources only.

For best results and high availability of the cluster, do not addresources to the cluster group. Instead, put additional resources in other groups as appropriate.

For additional information about the quorum resource, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
280345 Quorum drive configuration information
MSCS W2000MSCS server cluster
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Article ID: 168948 - Last Review: 02/27/2007 22:32:34 - Revision: 4.4

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
  • kbinfo kbsetup KB168948
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