The SQL database should meet the following requirements:

  • The OS and paging file must be on a separate physical partition from the SQL database.
  • Any AV software must be configured to exclude SQL data directories.
  • Performance of SQL storage should be validated with the CBPTest tool prior to deployment of App Control Server.
  • Carbon Black recommends an NVMe x8 MU Card from any major vendor, according to the following description:
    • NVMe: non-volatile memory express
    • x8: motherboard PCIe 3.0 or 4.0 - x8 interface
    • MU: mixed use
    • Card: usually a half height form factor, which looks like a graphics card
  • For recommendations on how to split your database files among different partitions or drives, see the Database Files topic of the Carbon Black App Control SQL Server Configuration Guide.