About service group dependencies

Service groups can be dependent on each other. The dependent group is the parent and the other group is the child. For example a finance application (parent) may require that the database application (child) is online before it comes online. While service group dependencies offer more features to manage application service groups, they create more complex failover configurations.

A service group may function both as a parent and a child. In VCS, a dependency tree may be up to five levels deep.