After generating the authentication credentials from the Carbon Black Cloud console, configure the Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance to establish connection with Carbon Black Cloud.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that the Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance VM is powered on.
  • Verify that the API keys are generated and copied from the Carbon Black Cloud console. For more information, refer to Step 1C: Generate API ID and API Secret Key.
  • Appliance must have HTTPS (443) connectivity to communicate with the vCenter Server and the Carbon Black Cloud.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vSphere Client.
  2. To verify that the Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance VM is powered on, open the VM console and note down the IP address of the appliance.
  3. From your browser, log in to the Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance at https://<appliance IP address> using the admin credentials.
  4. Go to the Appliance > Registration page.
  5. In the Carbon Black Cloud section, click Edit.
  6. Select a Carbon Black Cloudenvironment from the CB Cloud Environment drop-down menu.
    Showing appliance registration with CBC environment.
  7. Optional. If the Carbon Black Cloud environment is not listed, select Other from the CB Cloud Environment drop-down menu, and enter the CBC URL.

    VMware Cloud services is now integrated into the Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance. Thus, it is not mandatory to specify the CSP URL.

    Showing Cloud registration with manual input for CBC environment and optional CSP URL.
  8. Configure the following mandatory values.
    1. CB Cloud Environment: Enter the Carbon Black Cloud console URL as per your hosted Carbon Black Cloud location.
    2. API ID: Paste the 10 digit API ID copied from the Carbon Black Cloud console.
    3. API secret key: Paste the API secret key copied from the Carbon Black Cloud console.

  9. Click Save.

Results

When you see a green check mark, the connection between the vCenter Server, Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance, and Carbon Black Cloud is established.
After successful registration:
  • If the registered Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance is with version 1.2, you see the Org Key.
  • If the registered Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance is with version 1.1, you see the Org Name.
  • If the registered Carbon Black Cloud Workload appliance is with version earlier then 1.1, you see the Org Key.

What to do next

After the connection is successfully established, you can view data in the Carbon Black Cloud Workload Plug-in from the vCenter Server. When you click the Carbon Black icon in the left navigation pane, the Summary tab displays appliance health and inventory status.