Arctic Wolf Appliances


AWN1000 40G Sensor - Mirroring Deployment

Updated Feb 12, 2024

Deploy an AWN1000 40G Sensor with mirroring

You can deploy an AWN1000 40G Sensor with mirroring.

For more information about the network configuration of mirroring deployment, see Arctic Wolf Sensor mirroring deployment.

Before you begin

Steps

  1. Set up a customer-configured appliance.
  2. Install the hardware.
  3. Connect the sensor for internal tap deployment.

Step 1: Set up a customer-configured appliance

Note: This step only applies if you selected customer-configured appliance on your onboarding form.

See Set up a customer-configured appliance for more information.

Step 2: Install the hardware

  1. Install the sensor in the applicable rack location.

    If needed, use the provided rack ears or rails.

  2. Using a CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable, connect the management port on the sensor to the outbound connection on your network switch.

  3. Using the two AC30 US power cords, connect the power connectors on the sensor to a power source.

    Note: Arctic Wolf recommends that you use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to prevent interruptions from power surges.

  4. Turn on the sensor power.

    The power LED is green when the sensor power is on.

  5. Ping the management IP address that you provided to Arctic Wolf to verify network connectivity.

  6. Verify that the sensor is connected to the Arctic Wolf monitoring service:

    1. Install the drivers for your sensor.

      See Serial console driver installation for more information.

    2. Connect to the serial console.

      See Connect to the serial console for more information.

    3. View the sensor connectivity status.

      See View the current configuration and connectivity status for more information.

  7. If you cannot successfully complete these steps, contact your CST at security@arcticwolf.com.

Step 3: Connect the sensor for internal tap deployment

Note: Make sure the ports are clean before connecting the cables. The ports are sensitive to dust.

  1. Configure up to two 40G and eight 1G ports as mirror ports on your switch.

    For more information, see the configuration instructions provided by your network switch manufacturer:

    Note: The aggregate throughput of all ports cannot exceed 10G.

  2. Create a 40G mirror port connection. Using the appropriate cable and port for your sensor type, connect LAN12 on the sensor to a mirror port on your network switch:

    • 40G Twinax — Use a passive Twinax 40G DAC cable with a QSFP+ transceiver installed on each end.
    • 40G fiber long range — Use an LC-LC single-mode fiber cable.
    • 40G fiber short range — Use an MPO OM3 multi-mode fiber cable.
  3. (Optional) Create an additional 40G mirror port connection. Repeat the previous step with LAN13.

  4. (Optional) Create 1G mirror port connections. Using a CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable, connect any of these ports on the sensor to a mirror port on your network switch:

    • LAN4
    • LAN5
    • LAN6
    • LAN7
    • LAN8
    • LAN9
    • LAN10
    • LAN11
  5. If you are configuring optional layer 3 mirroring, contact your CST at security@arcticwolf.com. Include this information:

    • LAN<ID>, IP address, and netmask of the optional LAN interface.
    • TCP/IP port, if the default port (4789) is not used for a VXLAN environment.
    • Confirmation that the management IP address and LAN<ID> IP address are not on the same subnet.
  6. Contact your CST at security@arcticwolf.com to make sure that Arctic Wolf can see your network traffic.

Configure optional layer 3 mirroring

You can configure optional layer 3 mirroring on the sensor to receive network traffic from a remote IP address to the AWN Sensor through LAN 1. This configuration allows a sensor to be deployed anywhere that supports Encapsulated Remote Switched Port Analyzer (ERSPAN).

Note: For physical sensors, the management port IP address and lan<ID> IP address cannot be on the same subnet.

This optional configuration requires assigning a static IP address to lan<ID> for a physical sensor or lan0 for a virtual sensor. The sensor does not support DHCP or DHCP reservation for the LAN IP address. Contact your CST at security@arcticwolf.com to configure this option.

AWN1000 40G Sensor components

Use these diagrams to identify the components of the AWN1000 40G Sensor:

Tip: Orange callouts show mandatory connections.

Front of sensor

Front of sensor

Back of sensor

Back of sensor

Callout Sensor component Port configuration Cable used Connected to
A Console port (RJ45) - - -
B Port 1: LAN0 10G mirror - -
C Port 3: LAN1 10G mirror - -
D Management port - CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable Network switch
E LAN4 1G mirror CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable (Optional) Network switch
F LAN5 1G mirror CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable (Optional) Network switch
G LAN6 1G mirror CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable* (Optional) Network switch
H LAN7 1G mirror CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable* (Optional) Network switch
I Reset - - -
J Power LED - - -
K HDD activity LED - - -
L Status LED - - -
M USB 3.0 port (1 of 2) - - -
N Port 2: LAN2 10G mirror - -
O Port 4: LAN3 10G mirror - -
P Console port (mini USB) - - -
Q LAN8 1G mirror CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable* (Optional) Network switch
R LAN9 1G mirror CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable* (Optional) Network switch
S LAN10 1G mirror CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable* (Optional) Network switch
T LAN11 1G mirror CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable* (Optional) Network switch
U LAN12 40G mirror
  • If 40G Twinax, passive 40G Twinax DAC cable with a QSFP+ transceiver installed on each end
  • If 40G fiber long range, LC-LC single-mode fiber cable
  • If 40G fiber short range, MPO OM3 multi-mode fiber cable
Network switch
V LAN13 40G mirror
  • If 40G Twinax, passive 40G Twinax DAC cable with a QSFP+ transceiver installed on each end
  • If 40G fiber long range, LC-LC single-mode fiber cable
  • If 40G fiber short range, MPO OM3 multi-mode fiber cable
(Optional) Network switch
W ESD jack - - -
X Grounding post - - -
Y Alarm mute button - - -
Z Power switch - - -
AA Power connector - AC30 US power cord Power source
AB Power connector - AC30 US power cord Power source

*This cable is not provided by Arctic Wolf.