Cluster Name

The Cluster Name resource type is used to provide an alternate computer name for an entity that exists on a network. When included in a group with an IP Address resource, a Cluster Name resource provides an identity to the group, allowing the group to be accessed by network clients as a failover cluster instance.

The following table summarizes the characteristics of the Cluster Name resource type.

Characteristic Description
Required dependencies IP Address resource
Required private properties Name
Optional private properties None


A Cluster Name resource type has two Name properties.

Property Store
Name private property The name that is published on the network as a computer name.
Name common resource property The name of the resource itself.