AWN301 10G Sensor Mirroring Deployment

Deployment Guide


This guide describes how to deploy the AWN301 10G Sensor with mirroring. This figure shows a simplified network map of a mirror deployment:

In the box

These items are in the box:

Before you begin

Before you install your sensor:

Note: If your firewall performs SSL/TLS inspection, AllowList the sensor management IP address and verify that your firewall allows outbound access from that IP address over port 443 to the IP addresses listed under If you are a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) customer on the Arctic Wolf IP Addresses page in the Arctic Wolf Portal.

This figure shows the sensor ports used in this installation procedure:

AWN301 10G Sensor

Staging installation

To perform the staging installation:

  1. Rack the sensor in its final location.

  2. Use an ethernet cable to connect the Management Port, as pictured above, on the sensor to a network switch with an outbound connection.

  3. Plug in and power on the sensor.

    Tip: The System health and ID indicator turns solid blue when the sensor is on.

  4. Ping the maintenance IP address that you provided to Arctic Wolf.

  5. Email if you cannot perform step 3 or 4 successfully.

Production installation

To deploy AWN301 sensor with mirroring:

  1. Configure up to two 10 Gb SFP and four 1 Gb ethernet ports on your switch. For more information, see Switch Port Mirroring.

    Note: Keep the total traffic to the sensor under 4.5 Gbps for proper performance.

  2. Use one of these cables to connect a 10Gb mirror port on the sensor to the mirror port on your switch:

    • Aqua LC-LC multi-mode fiber cable
    • White Cat 6A cable
    • Twinax 10G cable
  3. Contact to confirm that Arctic Wolf is seeing your network traffic.