Physical Disk

The Physical Disk resource type manages a disk on a shared bus connected to two or more cluster nodes. Most groups contain one or more Physical Disk resources as dependencies for other resources in the group.

The Physical Disk resource is the only default resource type that can operate as a cluster's quorum resource.

The following table summarizes the characteristics of the Physical Disk resource type.


Required dependencies


Required private properties


Optional private properties

ConditionalMount, DiskInfo, MountVolumeInfo, and SkipChkdsk