For environments that have lots of instances to be monitored, registering each of them one by one can be a bit time-consuming.
A time-saving alternative is to import your instance list from a file.
Right-click on the SQL Server node in the navigation tree located on the left side.
Select Connection Manager.
Double-click the Discover option.
Below the Discover option, select the Import SQL Server instances from a file option.
The File Formats link provides the details about how the file needs to be formatted to be successfully imported.
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