Updated: April 10, 2017
By default, when you drag nodes onto a map, if the total number of endpoints (servers, virtual machines, printers) is 50 or more, NTM automatically displays endpoints in lists within an Endpoints window attached to each node.
Though NTM automatically displays the Endpoint window when you manually drag nodes onto a map; it does not do this when displaying the default map after a new scan.
Use the following procedures to work with endpoints and the Endpoints window.
The Endpoints window opens on each node with endpoints. See Understand how NTM creates an endpoints summary for details on when NTM can display endpoints.
The Endpoints window close on each node with endpoints. The endpoints instead appear in the map as connected nodes.
The Endpoints window opens with a list of nodes connected to the selected node.
Select and double-click any item in the Endpoints list to show node details.
See View and edit nodes and node details for additional information on what that resource shows.
Select and drag the node from the list onto the map. All other nodes remain in the Endpoints window.
Select the node and right-click > Summarize.
The node returns to the list in the Endpoints window.
Select the node and press Delete.
All other nodes remain in the Endpoints window.
The tool launches against the selected node.
Select the node and right-click > Unsummarize Children.
Un-summarizing the children of a node shows the endpoints as they would appear after clicking the Neighbors option on the node. See Show and hide neighbors for details on using that feature.
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The default value of AutoSummarizeEndpointsThreshold 50. In this case, any node with 50 or more endpoints automatically appear in a map with the Endpoints window. In this case, when you drag nodes onto a map, and 50 or more are endpoints, NTM automatically shows Endpoint windows for those endpoints.
NTM uses these rules to determine if a network device can display its endpoints in an Endpoints summary window:
See Understand network segment nodes for details on that topic.
For example, if node A is endpoint for node B and we create a link from A to node C, node A is no longer considered an endpoint.