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Discovery Central

Discovery Central provides a centralized overview of the types and number of network objects you are monitoring with currently installed Orion Platform products.

Use buttons in sections to add more objects for monitoring from this page.

Click Go to Orion Home to open the Orion Summary Home view for your monitored network.

To discover more objects (nodes, volumes, interfaces) for monitoring simultaneously, click Discover My Network in the relevant section, and then click Add New Discovery. See Discover your network with the Discovery Wizard.

See "Plan to scale monitoring" in the Scale and Manage section of the SolarWinds NPM Onboarding Guide for network discovery best practices.

Network Discovery

The Network Discovery section provides the number of nodes and volumes that are currently monitored. This information is available for all installed Orion Platform products.

To add a single device, click Add A Single Node. See Add a single node for monitoring

Interface Discovery

The Interface Discovery section provides the number of interfaces on which you can monitor network traffic. This information is available for SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor.

To discover interfaces for monitoring, click Discover My Network, and then click Add New Discovery. See Discover your network with the Discovery Wizard.

Virtualization Discovery

The Virtualization Discovery section provides the number of currently monitored virtual devices, including VMware vCenters, Datacenters, clusters, ESX Servers, and virtual machines. This information is both available for all Orion Platform products.

Agent Deployment

Agents provide an additional method to poll devices that are part of a separate network or have intermittent connectivity to the network with your Orion server.

To deploy agents to devices that can be accessed from the Orion server, click Deploy Agent on My Network. See Deploy agents to monitored nodes.

To deploy agents manually to devices, click Download Agent Installation Files. This option is often used when deploying agents to devices that are not on the same network as the Orion server. See Deploy the agent manually to a Windows computer.