The Kubernetes Sensor deploys components on each node and on the Kubernetes cluster. Both node and cluster must comply with all hardware requirements for the cluster you are running.

Consider all cluster nodes hardware configurations. Please contact VMware Carbon Black Support for additional information.

Kubernetes Cluster Requirements

  • The Kubernetes cluster is v1.16+ with the admission control plugin ValidatingAdmissionWebhook enabled.
  • You must have administrator privileges on the Kubernetes cluster. See the README file on
  • The Kubernetes cluster nodes can access the URL of the Carbon Black Cloud environment for HTTPS requests on port 443. The URL is the Carbon Black Cloud environment you are working with.
  • The Kubernetes cluster nodes can access the Event Stream URL for gRPC traffic on port 443.
Table 1. URLs
AWS Region CBC Environment URL Event Stream URL

US East (N. Virginia)


Europe (Frankfurt)

Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

Asia Pacific (Sydney)

Node Agent Requirement

Table 2. Kubernetes Sensor Node Agent Linux Hardware Requirements
Metric Container Essential Container Advanced

Any 64-bit x86-64 or family processor based chipset

No speed required

Any 64-bit x86-64 or family processor-based chipset

No speed required

Memory 2 GB 2 GB
Cores 2 2
Network Minimum: 100 Mbit

Recommended: 1 Gbit

Minimum: 100 Mbit

Recommended: 1 Gbit

Minimum network during light usage 1k bytes/sec read/writes each 1k bytes/sec read/writes each
Free disk space 3500 MB 3500 MB