To minimize the disruption that transient faults in a resource cause, a fault monitor restarts the resource in response to such faults. For persistent faults, more disruptive action than restarting the resource is required:
For the SAP DB resource, the fault monitor fails over the resource to another node. The SAP DB resource is a failover resource.
For the SAP xserver resource, the fault monitor takes the resource offline. The SAP xserver is a scalable resource.