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AWN1000 Sensor - Internal Tap Deployment

Updated Mar 27, 2024

Deploy an AWN1000 Sensor with internal tap

You can deploy your sensor with internal tap.

For more information about the network configuration of internal tap deployment, see Arctic Wolf Sensor internal tap 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

  1. Create a 1G internal tap bridge with WAN0 and LAN0:

    1. Using a CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable, connect WAN0 on the sensor to the inside interface of your firewall.
    2. Using a CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable, connect LAN0 on the sensor to your network switch.
  2. (Optional) If you need to bridge additional internal interfaces to your firewall, create additional 1G internal tap bridges. Repeat the previous step with any of these port pairs:

    • WAN1 and LAN1
    • WAN2 and LAN2
    • WAN3 and LAN3
  3. Wait one minute, and then make sure network connectivity for network devices is not affected.

    Note: If network connectivity is affected, disconnect the sensor from the network, and then contact your CST at security@arcticwolf.com to schedule a troubleshooting session.

  4. Contact your CST at security@arcticwolf.com to make sure that Arctic Wolf can see your network traffic.

AWN1000 Sensor components

Use these diagrams to identify your sensor components:

Tip: Orange callouts show mandatory connections. Dotted lines show internal tap bridges.

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: LAN4 10G mirror - -
C Port 3: LAN6 10G mirror - -
D Management port - CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable Network switch
E WAN0 1G internal tap CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable Firewall
F LAN0 1G internal tap CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable Network switch
G WAN1 1G internal tap CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable* (Optional) Firewall
H LAN1 1G internal tap 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: LAN5 10G mirror - -
O Port 4: LAN7 10G mirror - -
P Console port (mini USB) - - -
Q WAN2 1G internal tap CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable* (Optional) Firewall
R LAN2 1G internal tap CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable* (Optional) Network switch
S WAN3 1G internal tap CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable* (Optional) Firewall
T LAN3 1G internal tap CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable* (Optional) Network switch
U ESD jack - - -
V Grounding post - - -
W Alarm mute button - - -
X Power switch - - -
Y Power connector - AC30 US power cord Power source
Z Power connector - AC30 US power cord Power source

*This cable is not provided by Arctic Wolf.