A Microsoft Windows NT service in Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) that controls cluster activity, communication between cluster servers, and failover operations. (Windows Clustering in Windows 2000 also includes a Cluster service.)
The Cluster service controls all aspects of cluster operation and manages the MSCS configuration database. Each node in a cluster runs its own instance of the Cluster service.
The Cluster service handles the following functions:
The Cluster service provides three benefits: