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After the Network Sonar Wizard discovers your network, the Network Sonar Results Wizard opens, allowing you to import network elements into SolarWinds NPM. Nodes that are discovered do not count against your license count. Only nodes that you have added to the SolarWinds Orion database count against your license.
When you manually run discovery, by default, the system automatically selects all network elements to be monitored. You must 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.
After discovery, if the status of a node is Unknown, you may need to check a few settings in SolarWinds NPM. See Troubleshoot Unknown Nodes for more information.
SolarWinds recommends that you do not monitor VoIP interfaces or NULL interfaces.
By default, SolarWinds NPM imports interfaces that are discovered in an Operationally Up state. However, because interfaces may cycle off and on, you can also select Operationally Down or Administratively Shutdown states for import.
SolarWinds recommends that you do not monitor compact disks or removable disks.