What Does Dormant Client Mean

I came in this morning to see that Ignition was running 69 clients instead of the normal 20. The client page showed that each project seemed to have about 3 clients open per computer with 2 of the three listed as dormant. What does that mean, I didn’t see anything listed in the manual about this, and why did it automatically open more clients?

I found out from IT that an ethernet switch went down in the middle of the night and caused disconnections and in turn the dormant clients