Add discovered devices to NPM

After you have discovered your network with the Network Sonar wizard, select network elements to import to the SolarWinds Orion database in the Network Sonar Results wizard. Discovered elements do not count against your license count; only elements that you import into the Orion database count against your license.

When you manually run discovery, by default, the system automatically selects all network elements to be monitored. Clear the check boxes for elements you do not want monitored.

If you are discovering your network for the first time, SolarWinds recommends that you monitor a small number of devices.

  1. Ensure that only the device types you want to monitor are selected, and click Next.

  2. Ensure the interfaces you want monitor are selected, and click Next.

    SolarWinds recommends that you do not monitor VoIP interfaces or NULL interfaces.

    By default, SolarWinds Orion imports interfaces discovered in an Operationally Up state. Interfaces may cycle off and on, and so you can also select Operationally Down or Administratively Shutdown states for import.

  3. Ensure the volume types to monitor are selected, and click Next.

    SolarWinds recommends that you do not monitor compact disks or removable disks.

  4. Review the list of elements to be imported, and click Import.

  5. When the import completes, click Finish.

  6. Click the Home tab to begin exploring your network.

If the status of a node is Unknown after discovery, you may need to check a few settings in SolarWinds NPM. See Troubleshoot Unknown Nodes for more information.

When you finish the initial discovery and import, consider adding discoveries for other segments of your IT environment.