You can secure VMware workloads in your data center using VMware Carbon Black Cloud. To get started using Carbon Black Cloud Workload, you must set up an API key to establish a connection between the appliance and Carbon Black Cloud data.
A lightweight Carbon Black launcher for installing a sensor
For Windows VMs, the Carbon Black launcher is packaged with VMware Tools. Install or upgrade VMware Tools to version 11.2.0 or later to obtain the launcher.
For Linux VMs, manually install the launcher from VMware Tools Operating System Specific Packages (OSPs). Download and install Carbon Black launcher for your guest operating system from the package repository. For detailed instructions, see Prerequisite for Linux Systems.
An API key enables a secure connection between the Carbon Black Cloud console and the Carbon Black Workload appliance that is deployed in the vCenter Server. This is like setting up a user name (API ID) and password (API Secret Key) for your Workload appliance so that it can create, read, edit, or delete data in the Carbon Black Cloud.
Create an Access Level for an Appliance
Before you can generate an API key from the Carbon Black Cloud console, you must create a custom API access level for your appliance. You must have the “Super Admin” role to create an access level. This is a one-time task.
Sign in to the Carbon Black Cloud console.
On the navigation bar, click Settings and then API Access.
Select the Access Levels tab and then select Add Access Level.
Enter an easily identifiable name and a description. Set Copy permissions from to None.
On the navigation bar, click Inventory and then click Workloads.
Click the Not Enabled tab and select eligible workloads.
Click the Take Action menu and click Install sensors.
Select the sensor version to install.
You can optionally upload a sensor configuration file that contains command line installation options such as proxy configuration information. See Windows Sensor Supported Commands. Download a template to see an example configuration file. (The company registration code and Carbon Black Cloud URL are pre-populated in the template.)
After you install the sensors, click the Enabled tab for details about workloads and sensors.