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.
|Required dependencies||IP Address resource|
|Required private properties||Name|
|Optional private properties||None|
A Cluster Name resource type has two Name properties.
|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.|
Windows Server 2003: The Cluster Name resource type was known as the Network Name resource type.