Carbon Black EDR server releases generally include updated sensor versions for one or more operating systems. Servers and sensors can be upgraded independently, and sensors can be upgraded by sensor groups rather than all at once.

Decide if you want the new sensor to be deployed immediately to existing sensor installations, or if you want to install only the server updates. VMware Carbon Black recommends a gradual upgrade of sensors to avoid impact on network and server performance, and strongly recommends that you review your Sensor group Upgrade Policies before upgrading your server to avoid inadvertently upgrading all sensors at once. See the “Sensor Group” section of the VMware Carbon Black EDR User Guide.