Which appliances do I need?

This article is designed to help you choose the right OT appliances for your sensors and on-premises management consoles. Use the tables below to understand which hardware profile best fits your organization's network monitoring needs.

You can use both physical or virtual appliances.

IT/OT mixed environments

Use the following hardware profiles for high bandwidth corporate IT/OT mixed networks:

Hardware profile Max throughput Max monitored Assets Deployment
C5600 3 Gbps 12 K Physical / Virtual

Monitoring at the site level

Use the following hardware profiles for enterprise monitoring at the site level:

Hardware profile Max throughput Max monitored assets Deployment
E1800 1 Gbps 10K Physical / Virtual
E1000 1 Gbps 10K Physical / Virtual
E500 1 Gbps 10K Physical / Virtual

Production line monitoring

Use the following hardware profiles for production line monitoring:

Hardware profile Max throughput Max monitored assets Deployment
L500 200 Mbps 1,000 Physical / Virtual
L100 60 Mbps 800 Physical / Virtual
L60 10 Mbps 100 Physical / Virtual

On-premises management console systems

On-premises management consoles allow you to manage and monitor large, multiple-sensor deployments. Use the following hardware profiles for deployment of an on-premises management console:

Hardware profile Max monitored sensors Deployment
E1800 Up to 300 Physical / Virtual

Next steps

Continue understanding system requirements, including options for ordering pre-configured appliances, or required specifications to install software on your own appliances:

Then, use any of the following procedures to continue:

Reference articles for OT monitoring appliances also include installation procedures in case you need to install software on your own appliances, or reinstall software on preconfigured appliances.