Identify required appliances

This article provides information on certified Defender for IoT sensor appliances. Defender fort IoT can be deployed on physical and virtual appliances.

This includes certified pre-configured appliances, on which software is already installed, and non-configured certified appliances on which you can download and install required software.

The article also provides specifications for an on-premises management console appliance. The on-premises management console is not available as a pre-configured appliance.

  • If you want to purchase a pre-configured sensor, review the models available in the Sensor appliances section and then proceed with the purchase.

  • If you want to purchase your own appliance, review the models available in the Sensor appliances section and in the Additional certified appliances section. After you acquire the appliance, you can download and install the software.

  • If you want to purchase the on-premises management console, review the information in the On-premises management console appliance section. After you acquire the device, you can download and install the software.

After you've completed the tasks here, you can install the software and set up your network.

Sensor appliances

Defender for IoT supports both physical and virtual deployments.

Physical sensors

This section provides an overview of physical sensor models that are available. You can purchase sensors with preconfigured software or purchase sensors that are not preconfigured.

Deployment type Corporate Enterprise SMB rack mount SMB Ruggedized
Image The corporate-level model. The enterprise-level model. The SMB-level model. The SMB-ruggedized level model.
Model HPE ProLiant DL360 HPE ProLiant DL20 HPE ProLiant DL20 HPE EL300
Monitoring ports Up to 15 RJ45 or 8 OPT Up to 8 RJ45 or 6 OPT Up to 4 RJ45 Up to 5 RJ45
Maximum bandwidth 1 3 Gb/sec 1 Gb/sec 200 Mb/Sec 100 Mb/sec
Maximum protected devices 30,000 15,000 1,000 800

See Appliance specifications for vendor details.

About preconfigured sensors: Microsoft has partnered with Arrow to provide preconfigured sensors. To purchase a preconfigured sensor, contact Arrow at the following address: hardware.sales@arrow.com

About bringing your own appliance: Review the supported models described here. After you've acquired your appliance, go to Defender for IoT > Network Sensors ISO > Installation to download the software.

Network sensors ISO.

1 Bandwidth capacity can vary, depending on the distribution of protocols.

Virtual sensors

This section provides an overview of the virtual sensors that are available.

Deployment type Corporate Enterprise SMB
Maximum bandwidth 2.5 Gb/sec 800 Mb/sec 160 Mb/sec
Maximum protected devices 30,000 10,000 800

On-premises management console appliance

The management console is available as a virtual deployment.

Deployment type Enterprise
Appliance type HPE DL20, VM
Number of managed sensors Up to 300

After you acquire an on-premises management console, go to Defender for IoT > On-premises management console > ISO Installation to download the ISO.

On-premises management console.

Appliance specifications

This section describes hardware specifications for the following appliances:

  • Corporate deployment: HPE ProLiant DL360

  • Enterprise deployment: HPE ProLiant DL20

  • SMB deployment: HPE ProLiant DL20

  • Virtual appliance specifications

Corporate deployment: HPE ProLiant DL360

Component Technical specifications
Chassis 1U rack server
Dimensions 42.9 x 43.46 x 70.7 (cm)/1.69" x 17.11" x 27.83" (in)
Weight Max 16.27 kg (35.86 lb)
Processor Intel Xeon Silver 4215 R 3.2 GHz, 11M cache, 8c/16T, 130 W
Chipset Intel C621
Memory 32 GB = 2 x 16-GB 2666MT/s DDR4 ECC UDIMM
Storage 6 x 1.2-TB SAS 12G Enterprise 10K SFF (2.5 in) in Hot-Plug Hard Drive - RAID 5
Network controller On-board: 2 x 1-Gb Broadcom BCM5720
On-board LOM: iDRAC Port Card 1-Gb Broadcom BCM5720

External: 1 x Intel Ethernet i350 QP 1-Gb Server Adapter, Low Profile
Management HPE iLO Advanced
Device access Two rear USB 3.0
One front USB 2.0
One internal USB 3.0
Power 2 x HPE 500 W Flex Slot Platinum Hot Plug Low Halogen Power Supply Kit
Rack support HPE 1U Gen10 SFF Easy Install Rail Kit

Appliance BOM

PN Description Quantity
P19766-B21 HPE DL360 Gen10 8SFF NC CTO Server 1
P19766-B21 Europe - Multilingual Localization 1
P24479-L21 Intel Xeon-S 4215 R FIO Kit for DL360 G10 1
P24479-B21 Intel Xeon-S 4215 R Kit for DL360 Gen10 1
P00922-B21 HPE 16-GB 2Rx8 PC4-2933Y-R Smart Kit 2
872479-B21 HPE 1.2-TB SAS 10K SFF SC DS HDD 6
811546-B21 HPE 1-GbE 4-p BASE-T I350 Adapter 1
P02377-B21 HPE Smart Hybrid Capacitor w_ 145 mm Cable 1
804331-B21 HPE Smart Array P408i-a SR Gen10 Controller 1
665240-B21 HPE 1-GbE 4-p FLR-T I350 Adapter 1
871244-B21 HPE DL360 Gen10 High Performance Fan Kit 1
865408-B21 HPE 500-W FS Plat Hot Plug LH Power Supply Kit 2
512485-B21 HPE iLO Adv 1-Server License 1 Year Support 1
874543-B21 HPE 1U Gen10 SFF Easy Install Rail Kit 1

Enterprise deployment: HPE ProLiant DL20

Component Technical specifications
Chassis 1U rack server
Dimensions (height x width x depth) 4.32 x 43.46 x 38.22 cm/1.70 x 17.11 x 15.05 inch
Weight 7.9 kg/17.41 lb
Processor Intel Xeon E-2234, 3.6 GHz, 4C/8T, 71 W
Chipset Intel C242
Memory 2 x 16-GB Dual Rank x8 DDR4-2666
Storage 3 x 1-TB SATA 6G Midline 7.2 K SFF (2.5 in) – RAID 5 with Smart Array P408i-a SR Controller
Network controller On-board: 2 x 1 Gb
On-board: iLO Port Card 1 Gb
External: 1 x HPE Ethernet 1-Gb 4-port 366FLR Adapter
Management HPE iLO Advanced
Device access Front: 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB iLO Service Port
Rear: 2 x USB 3.0
Internal: 1 x USB 3.0
Power Dual Hot Plug Power Supplies 500 W
Rack support HPE 1U Short Friction Rail Kit

Appliance BOM

PN Description: high end Quantity
P06963-B21 HPE DL20 Gen10 4SFF CTO Server 1
P06963-B21 HPE DL20 Gen10 4SFF CTO Server 1
P17104-L21 HPE DL20 Gen10 E-2234 FIO Kit 1
879507-B21 HPE 16-GB 2Rx8 PC4-2666V-E STND Kit 2
655710-B21 HPE 1-TB SATA 7.2 K SFF SC DS HDD 3
P06667-B21 HPE DL20 Gen10 x8x16 FLOM Riser Kit 1
665240-B21 HPE Ethernet 1-Gb 4-port 366FLR Adapter 1
782961-B21 HPE 12-W Smart Storage Battery 1
869081-B21 HPE Smart Array P408i-a SR G10 LH Controller 1
865408-B21 HPE 500-W FS Plat Hot Plug LH Power Supply Kit 2
512485-B21 HPE iLO Adv 1-Server License 1 Year Support 1
P06722-B21 HPE DL20 Gen10 RPS Enablement FIO Kit 1
775612-B21 HPE 1U Short Friction Rail Kit 1

SMB deployment: HPE ProLiant DL20

Component Technical specifications
Chassis 1U rack server
Dimensions (height x width x depth) 4.32 x 43.46 x 38.22 cm/1.70 x 17.11 x 15.05 inch
Weight 7.88 kg/17.37 lb
Processor Intel Xeon E-2224, 3.4 GHz, 4C, 71 W
Chipset Intel C242
Memory 1 x 8-GB Dual Rank x8 DDR4-2666
Storage 2 x 1-TB SATA 6G Midline 7.2 K SFF (2.5 in) – RAID 1 with Smart Array P208i-a
Network controller On-board: 2 x 1 Gb
On-board: iLO Port Card 1 Gb
External: 1 x HPE Ethernet 1-Gb 4-port 366FLR Adapter
Management HPE iLO Advanced
Device access Front: 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB iLO Service Port
Rear: 2 x USB 3.0
Internal: 1 x USB 3.0
Power Hot Plug Power Supply 290 W
Rack support HPE 1U Short Friction Rail Kit

Appliance BOM

PN Description Quantity
P06961-B21 HPE DL20 Gen10 NHP 2LFF CTO Server 1
P06961-B21 HPE DL20 Gen10 NHP 2LFF CTO Server 1
P17102-L21 HPE DL20 Gen10 E-2224 FIO Kit 1
879505-B21 HPE 8-GB 1Rx8 PC4-2666V-E STND Kit 1
801882-B21 HPE 1-TB SATA 7.2 K LFF RW HDD 2
P06667-B21 HPE DL20 Gen10 x8x16 FLOM Riser Kit 1
665240-B21 HPE Ethernet 1-Gb 4-port 366FLR Adapter 1
869079-B21 HPE Smart Array E208i-a SR G10 LH Controller 1
P21649-B21 HPE DL20 Gen10 Plat 290 W FIO PSU Kit 1
P06683-B21 HPE DL20 Gen10 M.2 SATA/LFF AROC Cable Kit 1
512485-B21 HPE iLO Adv 1-Server License 1 Year Support 1
775612-B21 HPE 1U Short Friction Rail Kit 1

SMB Rugged: HPE Edgeline EL300

Component Technical specifications
Construction Aluminum, Fanless & Dust-proof Design
Dimensions (height x width x depth) 200.5 mm (7.9”) tall, 232 mm (9.14”) wide by 100 mm (3.9”) deep
Weight 4.91 KG (10.83 lbs.)
CPU Intel Core i7-8650U (1.9GHz/4-core/15W)
Chipset Intel® Q170 Platform Controller Hub
Memory 8 GB DDR4 2133 MHz Wide Temperature SODIMM
Storage 128 GB 3ME3 Wide Temperature mSATA SSD
Network controller 6x Gigabit Ethernet ports by Intel® I219
Device access 4 USBs: 2 fronts; 2 rears; 1 internal
Power Adapter 250V/10A
Mounting Mounting kit, Din Rail
Operating Temperature 0C to +70C
Humidity 10%~90%, non-condensing
Vibration 0.3 gram 10 Hz to 300 Hz, 15 minutes per axis - Din rail
Shock 10G 10 ms, half-sine, three for each axis. (Both positive & negative pulse) – Din Rail

Appliance BOM

Product Description
P25828-B21 HPE Edgeline EL300 v2 Converged Edge System
P25828-B21 B19 HPE EL300 v2 Converged Edge System
P25833-B21 Intel Core i7-8650U (1.9GHz/4-core/15W) FIO Basic Processor Kit for HPE Edgeline EL300
P09176-B21 HPE Edgeline 8GB (1x8GB) Dual Rank x8 DDR4-2666 SODIMM WT CAS-19-19-19 Registered Memory FIO Kit
P09188-B21 HPE Edgeline 256GB SATA 6G Read Intensive M.2 2242 3yr Wty Wide Temp SSD
P04054-B21 HPE Edgeline EL300 SFF to M.2 Enablement Kit
P08120-B21 HPE Edgeline EL300 12VDC FIO Transfer Board
P08641-B21 HPE Edgeline EL300 80W 12VDC Power Supply
AF564A HPE C13 - SI-32 IL 250V 10Amp 1.83m Power Cord
P25835-B21 HPE EL300 v2 FIO Carrier Board
R1P49AAE HPE EL300 iSM Adv 3yr 24x7 Sup_Upd E-LTU
P08018-B21 optional HPE Edgeline EL300 Low Profile Bracket Kit
P08019-B21 optional HPE Edgeline EL300 DIN Rail Mount Kit
P08020-B21 optional HPE Edgeline EL300 Wall Mount Kit
P03456-B21 optional HPE Edgeline 1GbE 4-port TSN FIO Daughter Card

Virtual appliance specifications

Sensors

Type Corporate Enterprise SMB
vCPU 32 8 4
Memory 32 GB 32 GB 8 GB
Storage 5.6 TB 1.8 TB 500 GB

On-premises management console appliance

Type Enterprise
Description Virtual appliance for enterprise deployment types
vCPU 8
Memory 32 GB
Storage 1.8 TB

Supported hypervisors: VMware ESXi version 5.0 and later, Hyper-V

Additional certified appliances

This section details additional appliances that were certified by Microsoft but are not offered as preconfigured appliances.

Deployment type Enterprise
Image Enterprise deployment type.
Model Dell PowerEdge R340 XL
Monitoring ports Up to nine RJ45 or six OPT
Max bandwidth 1 1 Gb/sec
Max protected devices 10,000

One Bandwidth capacity can vary, depending on protocols distribution.

After you purchase the appliance, go to Defender for IoT > Network Sensors ISO > Installation to download the software.

Network sensors ISO.

Next steps

About Azure Defender for IoT installation

About Azure Defender for IoT network setup