Start the Cluster Application Wizard
Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
To start the Cluster Application Wizard
Open Cluster Administrator.
On the File menu, click Configure Application.
Follow the instructions in the wizard and provide all the information required to run the application on a server cluster, for example, the virtual server to host the application, the resource to manage your application, resource dependencies, failover and failback policies, and so on as shown in the table below.
Information required What it is used for
Internet protocol (IP) address
To create a new virtual server for your application, you need an IP address. You do not need an IP address if your application runs in an existing virtual server.
Virtual server resource group
Your clients will access your application through a virtual server: a cluster resource group with an IP address and a network name. Using the wizard, you can create a new resource group for a virtual server, use an existing resource group, or use an existing virtual server.
Resource type for your application
You can create a resource to manage your application using the wizard. You need to know the resource type for the resource.
Application resource name
If you use the wizard to create a resource for your application, you must name the resource.
Application resource dependencies
If the application requires other resources to run, you can create resource dependencies using the wizard.
To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.
To open Cluster Administrator, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Cluster Administrator.
Information about functional differences
Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.