AWN202 Sensor Internal Tap Deployment

Deployment Guide

Updated Apr 13, 2023

AWN202 Sensor Internal Tap Deployment

Deploy an AWN202 Sensor with internal tap Direct link to this section

The AWN202 Sensor is an external network device that allows you to monitor network traffic. When the sensor is deployed with internal tap, the sensor passively captures all network traffic between the switch and the firewall.

This image provides a simplified network map of a sensor with internal tap deployment:

Network with internal tap deployment

Callout Description
A Network switch
B Management port network connection
C AWN202 Sensor with internal tap deployment
D Firewall
E Internet

Before you begin Direct link to this section

Steps Direct link to this section

  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 Direct link to this section

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

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

Step 2: Install the hardware Direct link to this section

  1. Install the sensor in the applicable rack location.

    If necessary, 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.

  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 check 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, email security@arcticwolf.com.

Step 3: Connect the sensor for internal tap deployment Direct link to this section

  1. Create a 1G internal tap bridge with ports 5 and 6:

    1. Using a CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable, connect port 5 (WAN0) on the sensor to the inside interface of your firewall.
    2. Using a CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable, connect port 6 (LAN0) on the sensor to your network switch.
  2. (Optional) If you need to bridge an additional internal interface to your firewall, create an additional 1G internal tap bridge. Repeat the previous step with ports 3 and 4.

  3. (Optional) Create a 1G mirror port connection:

    1. Configure a mirror port on your network switch.

      See the setup instructions provided by your network switch manufacturer for more information:

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

  4. 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 email security@arcticwolf.com to schedule a troubleshooting session.

  5. Email security@arcticwolf.com to confirm that Arctic Wolf is seeing your network traffic.

AWN202 Sensor components Direct link to this section

Use these diagrams to identify the components of the AWN202 Sensor:

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

Front of sensor

AWN202 Sensor

Back of sensor

AWN202 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: LAN2 1G mirror CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable* (Optional) Network switch
F Port 3: WAN1 1G internal tap CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable* (Optional) Firewall
G Port 4: LAN1 1G internal tap CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable* (Optional) Network switch
H Port 5: WAN0 1G internal tap CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable Firewall
I Port 6: LAN0 1G internal tap CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet cable Network switch
J Power LED - - -
K HDD activity LED - - -
L Status LED - - -
M Display screen navigation buttons - - -
N Reset - - -
O Power switch - - -
P Power connector - AC30 US power cord Power source

*This cable is not provided by Arctic Wolf.