You can enable Carbon Black in your data center with an easy one-click deployment. To minimize your deployment efforts, a lightweight Carbon Black launcher is made available with VMware Tools. Carbon Black launcher must be available on the Windows and Linux VMs.

When you enable Carbon Black from the Carbon Black Cloud Workload Plug-in, the silent installation is triggered where the launcher downloads and installs the Carbon Black sensor on the virtual machine. The install process takes care of installing the right components which are supported on a particular platform.

Carbon Black launcher is available for Windows and Linux VMs as follows.

  • Windows Virtual Machines: For Windows VMs, the Carbon Black launcher is packaged with VMware Tools.

    To receive the launcher for your workloads, you must install or upgrade VMware Tools to version 11.2 or later.

  • Linux Virtual Machines: For Linux VMs, you must manually install the launcher available at VMware Tools Operating System Specific Packages (OSPs).

    Download and install Carbon Black launcher for your guest operating system from the package repository at For details, refer to Carbon Black Launcher for Linux VMs.

After the launcher is available, you can proceed to enable Carbon Black from the Carbon Black Cloud Workload Plug-in.