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1. The process of moving a cluster resource (either automatically or manually by the administrator) to a different server in the cluster. A failover usually happens because of a hardware or software problem.2. In Novell Cluster Services, when a node fails, a user-defined process of restarting multiple cluster resources on any of the surviving nodes in a new cluster membership. 3. In ZENworks Server Management, the process of moving cluster resources from a failed node to a functional node so that availability to users is uninterrupted.