Discovery for NTA
For NTA to analyze bandwidth usage on your devices, you need to discover those network devices and add them to SolarWinds NPM and NTA for monitoring.
- If you completed the Network Performance Monitor Getting Started Guide, you discovered routers and switches that you want to manage with NTA. There is no discovery specific to NTA.
- If you have not discovered these types of network devices, discover your network, add discovered devices to SolarWinds Platform, and then return to the NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Getting Started Guide.
SolarWinds recommends that you begin by discovering a limited number of core routers and switches so that you can learn how to manage them with NTA. Then you can add more devices to scale your deployment.
If you are unsure if you discovered any network devices, log in to NPM and click My Dashboards > Network > NPM Summary. The All Nodes widget lists all network devices discovered and added to SolarWinds Platform for monitoring.