Kubernetes provides workload resources that manage a set of pods on your behalf. These resources configure controllers for running the right number and kind of pods to match a desired cluster state.

Some applications do not use the workload controllers in Kubernetes. They overload the Carbon Black Cloud backend and intensify your user experience with a high volume of objects that are otherwise hidden. To manage the desired state of your cluster, Carbon Black Cloud automatically applies a virtual workload logic by grouping pods that are not spawned through the native Kubernetes controllers. A virtual workload behaves like any native workload. If there are virtual workloads in your system, they are labeled as such in the Inventory > Kubernetes > Workloads page by the Label the workload as a virtual workload icon in their names.