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AWN202 10G Sensor - Mirroring Deployment

Updated Mar 27, 2024

Deploy an AWN202 10G Sensor with mirroring

You can deploy your 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 mirroring 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.

  2. Using a CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable, connect the management port (port 1) on the sensor to the outbound connection on your network switch.

  3. Using the AC30 US power cord, connect the power connector 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. Wait 15 minutes, and then make sure the status LED is green. This shows that the sensor is connected to the Arctic Wolf monitoring service.

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

Step 3: Connect the sensor for mirroring deployment

  1. Configure up to two 10G and five 1G ports as mirror ports on your switch.

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

  2. Create a 10G mirror port connection. Using the appropriate cable for your sensor type, connect the LAN0 port on the sensor to a mirror port on your network switch:

    • 10G copper — Use a CAT6A Ethernet cable.
    • 10G Twinax — Use a passive 10G Twinax cables with an SFP+ transceiver installed on each end.
    • 10G fiber short range — Use an LC-LC short range multi-mode fiber cable.
    • 10G fiber long range — Use an LC-LC long range single-mode fiber cable.
  3. (Optional) Create an additional 10G mirror port connection. Repeat the previous step using LAN1.

  4. (Optional) Create one or more 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:

    • Port 6 (LAN2)
    • Port 5 (LAN3)
    • Port 4 (LAN4)
    • Port 3 (LAN5)
    • Port 2 (LAN6)
  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.

AWN202 10G Sensor components

Use these diagrams to identify your sensor components:

Tip: Orange callouts show mandatory connections.

Front of sensor - 10G copper or 10G Twinax

Front of sensor for 10G copper or 10G Twinax

Front of sensor - 10G fiber with bypass card

Front of sensor for 10G fiber with bypass card

Front of sensor - 10G fiber with mirroring card

Front of sensor for 10G fiber with mirroring card

Back of sensor

Back of sensor

Callout Sensor component Port configuration Cable used Connected to
A Display screen - - -
B Console port - - -
C USB port (1 of 2) - - -
D Port 1: management port - CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable Network switch
E Port 2: LAN6 1G mirror CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable* (Optional) Network switch
F Port 3: LAN5 1G mirror CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable* (Optional) Network switch
G Port 4: LAN4 1G mirror CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable* (Optional) Network switch
H Port 5: LAN3 1G mirror CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable (Optional) Network switch
I Port 6: LAN2 1G mirror CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable (Optional) Network switch
J Power LED - - -
K HDD activity LED - - -
L Status LED - - -
M Display screen navigation buttons - - -
N Reset - - -
O LAN0 10G mirror
  • If 10G copper, CAT6A Ethernet cable
  • If 10G Twinax, passive 10G Twinax cable with an SFP+ transceiver installed on each end
  • If 10G fiber short range, LC-LC short range multi-mode fiber cable
  • If 10G fiber long range, LC-LC long range single-mode fiber cable
Network switch
P LAN1 10G mirror
  • If 10G copper, CAT6A Ethernet cable
  • If 10G Twinax, passive 10G Twinax cable with an SFP+ transceiver installed on each end
  • If 10G fiber short range, LC-LC short range multi-mode fiber cable
  • If 10G fiber long range, LC-LC long range single-mode fiber cable
(Optional) Network switch
Q Power switch - - -
R Power connector - AC30 US power cord Power source

*This cable is not provided by Arctic Wolf.