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<Resource> Properties: Policies Tab

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

 

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Maximum restarts in the specified period

Specify the number of times that you want the Cluster service to try to restart the resource during the period you specify. If the resource cannot be started after this number of attempts in the specified period, the Cluster service will take actions as specified by other fields of this tab.

For example, if you specify 3 for Maximum restarts in the specified period and 15:00 for the period, the Cluster service attempts to restart the resource three times in a given 15 minute period. If the resource still does not run, instead of trying to restart it a fourth time, the Cluster service will take the actions that you specified in the other fields of this tab.

Period (mm:ss)

Specify the length of the period (minutes and seconds) during which the Cluster service counts the number of times that a resource has been restarted. For an example of how the period works with the maximum number of restarts, see the previous cell in this table.

If restart is unsuccessful, fail over all resources in this service or application

Use this box to control the way the Cluster service responds if the maximum restarts fail:

  • Select this box if you want the Cluster service to respond by failing the clustered service or application over to another node.

  • Clear this box if you want the Cluster service to respond by leaving this clustered service or application running on this node (even if this resource is in a failed state).

If all the restart attempts fail, begin restarting again after the specified period (hh:mm)

Select this box if you want the Cluster service to go into an extended waiting period after attempting the maximum number of restarts on the resource. Note that this extended waiting period is measured in hours and minutes. After the waiting period, the Cluster service will begin another series of restarts. This is true regardless of which node owns the clustered service or application at that time.

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