With the development of industry 4.0 and the recent evolution of the substation automation, as prescribed at least by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61850 Standard, the network is becoming one of the key element of these trends. Network design and network architecture are becoming more and more complex and leading to challenging problems and issues, such as network security, multiplication of unmanaged broadcast domains, and bandwidth limitations. Recent tools have been introduced to help network engineers visualize different industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) protocol flows and characterizations for devices connected to the network. However, visualization is not enough and any help in the design and configuration of the network would be a great differentiator. Techniques herein provide for the ability to utilize sensors to build a network map of industrial and power data flows. The network map can then be used to configure different network slices with guaranteed bandwidth and flow isolation.

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