Pre-configured physical appliances for OT monitoring

This article is one in a series of articles describing the deployment path for OT monitoring with Microsoft Defender for IoT, and lists the catalog of the pre-configured appliances available for Microsoft Defender for IoT OT appliances. Use the links in the tables below to jump to articles with more details about each appliance.

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Microsoft has partnered with Arrow Electronics to provide pre-configured appliances. To purchase a pre-configured appliance, contact Arrow at:


This article also includes information relevant for on-premises management consoles. For more information, see the Air-gapped OT sensor management deployment path.

Advantages of pre-configured appliances

Pre-configured physical appliances have been validated for Defender for IoT OT system monitoring, and have the following advantages over installing your own software:

  • Performance over the total assets monitored
  • Compatibility with new Defender for IoT releases, with validations for upgrades and driver support
  • Stability, validated physical appliances undergo traffic monitoring and packet loss tests
  • In-lab experience, Microsoft support teams train using validated physical appliances and have a working knowledge of the hardware
  • Availability, components are selected to offer long-term worldwide availability

Appliances for OT network sensors

You can order any of the following pre-configured appliances for monitoring your OT networks:

Hardware profile Appliance SPAN/TAP throughput Physical specifications
C5600 HPE ProLiant DL360 Max bandwidth: Up to 3 Gbps
Max devices: 12K
16C[32T] CPU/32G RAM/5.6TB
Mounting: 1U
Ports: 15x RJ45 or 8x SFP (OPT)
E1800 HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen10 Plus (4SFF)

Dell PowerEdge R350
Max bandwidth: Up to 1 Gbps
Max devices: 10K
4C[8T] CPU/32G RAM/1.8TB
Mounting: 1U
Ports: 8x RJ45 or 6x SFP (OPT)
E500 Dell Edge 5200
(Rugged MIL-STD-810G)
Max bandwidth: Up to 1 Gbps
Max devices: 10K
8C[8T] CPU/32G RAM/512GB
Mounting: Wall Mount
Ports: 3x RJ45
L500 HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen10 Plus
Max bandwidth: Up to 200 Mbps
Max devices: 1,000
4C[8T] CPU/8G RAM/500GB
Mounting: 1U
Ports: 4x RJ45
L100 YS-Techsystems YS-FIT2
(Rugged MIL-STD-810G)
Max bandwidth: Up to 10 Mbps
Max devices: 100
4C[4T] CPU/8G RAM/128GB
Mounting: DIN/VESA
Ports: 2x RJ45


The performance, capacity, and activity of an OT/IoT network may vary depending on its size, capacity, protocols distribution, and overall activity. For deployments, it is important to factor in raw network speed, the size of the network to monitor, and application configuration. The selection of processors, memory, and network cards is heavily influenced by these deployment configurations. The amount of space needed on your disk will differ depending on how long you store data, and the amount and type of data you store.

Performance values are presented as upper thresholds under the assumption of intermittent traffic profiles, such as those found in OT/IoT systems and machine-to-machine communication networks.

Appliances for on-premises management consoles

You can purchase any of the following appliances for your OT on-premises management consoles:

Hardware profile Appliance Max sensors Physical specifications
E1800 HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen10 Plus (4SFF)

Dell PowerEdge R350
300 Mounting: 1U
Ports: 8x RJ45 or 6x SFP (OPT)

For information about previously supported legacy appliances, see the appliance catalog.

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