The Server Manager builds a topology of the managed Microsoft entities. The topology objects represent the managed cluster elements in the network, their relationships, and their connections.

Cluster management class types include:

  • ProtectedAppGroup — Group of applications of the same type being protected within the Node cluster.

  • NodeCluster — All of the nodes in a cluster that together provide a redundancy service.

  • ProtectionNode — A logical entity that provides for redundancy in a cluster that runs on a host.

  • DependentResource — A resource that is used by an application, node, or node cluster.

  • VMwareCluster — A group of ESXs hosted by computers. Cluster enables the VMware HA and VMware DRS solutions. “VMwareESX Clusters” on page 69 provides detailed information on VMwareESX clusters.