You must deploy the Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance on-premises in the management cluster. After obtaining the OVA file, you can deploy the appliance using the vSphere Client.

Note: You must implement network controls to limit the appliance interface access only to the authorized administrators. Unrestricted network access to the appliance interface is not required.


  • You have verified the system requirements.
  • The Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance OVA file is available.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Client.
  2. Right-click the host where you want to install the Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance, and then click Deploy OVF Template.
  3. On the Deploy OVF Template page, configure the following values, and click Next.
    Option Description
    Select an OVF Template
    • URL: Enter the Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance URL to a remote Web server. Supported URL sources are HTTP and HTTPS.

      Example: http://<local-web-server>/cwp-va- See Download the Installer for more information.

    • Local file: Click Choose Files and select the downloaded OVA file.
    Select a name and folder (Optional) Change the name of the OVA file to Workload Appliance.
    Select a compute resource (Optional) Verify if the selected host is the correct resource where you want to deploy the Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance.
    Review details Review the details. The Product must be CBC Workload Appliance VA.
    License agreements To accept the VMware license agreements, click I accept all license agreements.
    Select storage Select how to store the files for the deployed OVA.

    Select a datastore to store the deployed OVF or OVA template. The configuration file and virtual disk files are stored on the datastore. Select a datastore large enough to accommodate the virtual machine or vApp and all associated virtual disk files.

    Select networks Select the network that has connectivity to vCenter Server.

    IP Allocation Settings: Select IP protocol as IPv4 or IPv6.

    Customize template
    1. Application:
      • Type passwords for the admin and root user account and make sure that the password length meets the character requirements. You need these passwords later while registering with vCenter Server.

        The password must meet the following requirements:

        • At least eight characters
        • At least one lowercase character
        • At least one numeric character
        • At least one special character
        • Not more than 20 characters long
    2. Networking Properties:
      • If you want DHCP to be available while configuring the appliance, leave the configuration values empty.
      • If you want to configure the static IP address:
        • Domain Name and Domain Search Path: Host name of the virtual machine. For example host.example.local, enter host in the domain name field and enter example.local in the domain search path field.
        • Ask your network administrator and add the following mandatory values: Default Gateway, Domain Name Servers, Network 1 IP Address, Network 1 Netmask.
    Ready to complete Verify the details and click Finish.

    The OVA begins to import and deploy. It can take some time, depending on the public network download speed.

  4. After the deployment is complete, go to the Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance virtual machine (VM), and power on the VM.
    By default, the Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance time zone is UTC and cannot be changed.
  5. Note down the Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance IP address.


The Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance is deployed.

What to do next

Register appliance with vCenter Server.