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Group Nodes

You can represent a collection of nodes on the topology map as a single entity called node groups.

To create a node group:

  1. Click Network > Topology.

    The Topology page is displayed with the topology map at the center and the network information table at the bottom of the page.

  2. Select the nodes on the topology map by holding down the Shift key and left mouse button and dragging the mouse to create a rectangular selection box. All elements within the box are selected.
  3. Right-click and select Grouping > Group Selected Nodes.

    The Group Selected Nodes window appears.

  4. Enter a name in the Group Name field.

    The group name should be alphanumeric and unique. It cannot be the same as any node ID or hostname.

  5. Click OK.

    The selected nodes are grouped and displayed as a single entity on the topology with a new Node Group icon highlighted in yellow.

    The new group name is displayed in the Grouping > Nodes & Groups page when you right-click anywhere on the screen.

    On the Nodes & Groups page, you can control how the group is displayed in the topology map. You can uncheck the Group Name checkbox to hide the node group on the topology map. When you expand a group in the Nodes & Groups list, the nodes are displayed individually on the map. When you collapse a group in the Nodes & Groups list, only the group name appears on the topology map represented by an icon.


    You can also double-click the Group Node icon to view the nodes separately on the topology map.