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# Network Sonar Wizard

Network Sonar is the automated network device discovery utility used to populate the SolarWinds Orion database with the devices, interfaces, and volumes you want to manage with SolarWinds NPM.

The Network Sonar Wizard allows you to define and save multiple network discovery configurations. As a result, you can conduct discoveries of the same portions of your network again in the future, without having to reconfigure the entire discovery.

The discovery will now start. It might take some time to complete.

If you selected manual monitoring settings, define what should be imported in the Network Sonar Results Wizard. For more information, see Network Sonar Results Wizard.