Why do I need NTM if I’ve got Network Atlas in NPM already ?
In NPM one monitors the key devices, interfaces, etc. and not every single object in your environment (i.e. desktops, printers etc.), but maybe you want a complete topology map of your network environment within NPM without having to monitor everything.
NTM has the capability of exporting the network diagram it has discovered and rendered to Network Atlas (and vice versa). Once imported, nodes found in NTM can be imported into Network Atlas and polled in NPM.
This is how it is done.
Using your NTM application export your discovered map to Network Atlas. (File -> Export -> Network Atlas)
Give a name for the file and feed in a map password.
Open your saved NTM Map, in Network Atlas. Type in the password of the map.
Network Atlas will ask for a new network scan and to start discovery.
For this instance, Network Atlas has identified 7 Unknown nodes. Click 'Yes' to start discovery, which will then monitor the new nodes via NPM or choose 'No' to display the nodes & connections into Network Atlas.
In this scenario, I clicked 'Yes'and selected credentials for discovery.
Once the discovery scan is complete. Voila ! you have your map in Network Atlas.
Save the map, and open it in the NPM Web Console.
Importing Network Atlas maps into NTM is very simple. Just use the Import function in NTM to open your exported Network Atlas map.