Is it possible to develop a custom Nodes Detail view (make a copy of default Nodes Detail and tweak it) and have it automatically open when you select a certain type of node?
For example, if a user clicks on a Cisco node they would only see resources applicable to that type of node. Or if you click on a NetBotz environmental monitor it would not display things like disk volume, tabular poller resources, etc. These would still show for other node types though.
I was thinking node limitation but that would only limit what could be seen not what view would see it.
This can easily be accomplished by setting the specific node detail view by device type on the administration page. Go to Views > Views by Device Type. On that page you can see the different device types in your network, and can select a corresponding view to assign to each type. I have different node details views for firewalls, routers, switches, servers, etc. It works great.