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Group and Ungroup Selected Nodes

 

You can represent a collection of nodes on the topology map as a single entity by first selecting the nodes, and then navigating to Layout>Group selected nodes where you are prompted to give the group a name. To ungroup the nodes in a group, select the group on the map and then navigate to Layout>Ungroup selected nodes.

Note

A shortcut to these functions is available. Select the nodes to be included in the group and then right-click on any one of them.

Using the Groups list in the left pane, you can control how the group is displayed in the topology map—as a single group entity or as individual member nodes. When you expand a group in the Groups list using the plus (+) sign next to the group name, all the member nodes are listed in the left pane and are displayed in the map. When you collapse a group in the Groups list using the minus sign (-), only the group name appears in the left pane, and the group is represented by a single icon in the map. Figure 1 shows a collapsed group in the Groups list in the left pane and the resulting representation of the group in the topology map.

Figure 1: Topology Map with Collapsed Group List
Topology Map
with Collapsed Group List

As shown in Figure 2, when the group is expanded in the Groups list, the individual nodes are displayed in the map instead of a single group icon.

Figure 2: Topology Map with Expanded Group List
Topology Map
with Expanded Group List