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Import a List of Nodes Using a Seed File

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Created by Steven Bansil_ret, last modified by Steven Bansil_ret on Jan 23, 2017

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In versions of SolarWinds UDT products following the release of SolarWinds NPM version 10.0 and later, the Specific Nodes option in the Network Discovery Wizard may be used to import devices from a seed file. The following procedure details how the Specific Nodes option is used with a seed file to import devices into the Orion Platform database.

A Seed File discovery option is available in SolarWinds NPM prior to version 10 and later.

  1. Open your seed file.
  2. If the Network Sonar Discovery Wizard is not already open, click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds Orion > Configuration and Auto-Discovery > Network Discovery.
  3. If you want to create a new discovery click Add New Discovery, click Add New Discovery.
  4. If you have already defined a network discovery, a number of options are available on the Network Sonar Discovery tab. Select one of the following:

    • If you want to edit an existing discovery before using it, select the discovery you want to edit, and then click Edit.
    • If you want to use an existing discovery to rediscover your network, select the discovery you want to use, click Discover Now, and then complete the Network Sonar Results Wizard after dicovery completes.
    • If you want to import some or all devices found in a defined discovery that you may not have already imported for monitoring, select a currently defined discovery, and then click Import All Results.
    • If you want to import any newly enabled devices matching a defined discovery profile, select a currently defined discovery, and then click Import New Results.
    • If you want to delete an existing discovery profile, select a currently defined discovery, and then click Delete.
  5. If the devices on your network do not require community strings other than the default strings public and private provided by SolarWinds UDT, click Next on the SNMP Credentials view.
  6. If you need to supply new SNMP credentials to discover the devices in your seed file, click Add New Credential, provide the required information, and then click Add.
  7. Click Next on the SNMP Credentials view.
  8. If you intend to import known VMware vCenter or ESX servers and you need to supply new VMware credentials to discover these servers in your seed file, complete the following steps on the Local vCenter or ESX Credentials for VMware view:

    1. Check Poll for VMware, and then click Add vCenter or ESX Credential.

    2. Provide the required information, and then click Add.

  9. Click Next, and then click Specific Nodes in the Selection Method menu.
  10. Copy, and then paste the IP addresses or host names of the devices you want to discover from your seed file into the provided field.

    You should confirm that there are no more than one IPv4 address or host name per line.

  11. Click Validate to confirm that the provided IP addresses and host names are assigned to SNMP-enabled devices.
  12. If you have provided all the IP addresses and host names you want to discover, click Next.
  13. Complete the Network Discovery and Network Discovery Results Wizards.
 
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