Carbon Black Cloud Workload is a data center security product that protects your workloads running in a virtualized environment. Carbon Black Cloud Workload ensures that security is intrinsic to the virtualization environment by providing a built-in protection for virtual machines. After enabling the Carbon Black in vCenter Server, you can view the inventory protected by Carbon Black Cloud Workload and view the inventory and risk assessment dashboard provided by Carbon Black Cloud Workload Plug-in. You can now easily monitor and protect the data center workloads from the Carbon Black Cloud console. The Carbon Black Cloud Workload Plug-in provides deep visibility into your data center inventory and end-to-end life-cycle management for the components.
Carbon Black Cloud Workload consists of a few key components that interact with each other.
You must first deploy an on-premises OVF or OVA template for the Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance that connects the Carbon Black Cloud to the vCenter Server through a registration process. After the registration is complete, the Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance deploys the Carbon Black Cloud Workload Plug-in and collects the inventory from the vCenter Server. The collected inventory data is displayed on the plug-in Inventory tab and is also communicated to the Carbon Black Cloud console.
You can then enable Carbon Black on the virtual machines where your application workloads are running with the one-click install process.
After you enable Carbon Black successfully, you can view and monitor your inventory data and processes from the Carbon Black Cloud Workload Plug-in and also from the tab.
You can navigate to the Carbon Black Cloud console and create sensor groups and set policies to meet your organization's security needs. You can identify, investigate, and remediate potential threats from the Carbon Black Cloud console. For more information on Carbon Black Cloud, refer to the User Guide in the Help menu on the upper-right side of the Carbon Black Cloud console.
Carbon Black Cloud Workload Appliance
The Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance is an on-premises based control point that acts as a liaison between vCenter Server and Carbon Black Cloud. The appliance collects the workload inventory data from the vCenter Server and shares the data with Carbon Black Cloud.
Carbon Black Cloud Workload Plug-In
The Carbon Black Cloud Workload Plug-in provides improved life-cycle management and real-time visibility directly in the vCenter Server. The plug-in provides direct visibility into processes and network connections running on a given virtual machine. The Carbon Black Cloud Workload Plug-in works in a concert with the Carbon Black Cloud to provide visibility and control for the entire security team.
vCenter Server is used to gather inventory data from your data center. The collected inventory data is used for security assignments. The Carbon Black Cloud Workload Plug-in is made available in your vCenter Server for a direct visibility.
Carbon Black Cloud
Carbon Black Cloud is a cloud-native service that consolidates multiple workload security capabilities, using a single easy-to-use console. Different teams like Infrastructure and InfoSec can have a single, shared source of truth to improve the security together.
Carbon Black Launcher
To minimize your deployment efforts, a lightweight Carbon Black launcher is made available with VMware Tools. When you enable Carbon Black in your data center, the silent installation is triggered where the launcher downloads and installs the Carbon Black sensor on the virtual machine.
You can enable Carbon Black on Windows and Linux VMs.
- Windows Virtual Machines: For Windows VMs, the Carbon Black launcher is packaged with VMware Tools. To receive the launcher for your workloads, you must install or upgrade VMware Tools to version 11.2 or later.
- Linux Virtual Machines: For Linux VMs, you must manually install the launcher available at VMware Tools Operating System Specific Packages (OSPs). Download and install Carbon Black launcher for your guest operating system from the package repository at http://packages.vmware.com/.