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CB Response Sensors & CB Protection Agents: Linux

CB Response Sensors & CB Protection Agents: Linux


Support information for each App Control Agent or EDR Sensor is published on VMware Docs as distinct OERs. This UEX page will no longer be updated.

Please use the links in the following table to go directly to the respective OER.

App Control Agent OERs on VMware Docs EDR Sensor OERs on VMware Docs
Windows Agent (on Windows Desktop) Windows Sensor (on Windows Desktop)
Windows Agent (on Windows Server) Windows Sensor (on Windows Server)
Windows Agent (Embedded) Windows Sensor (Embedded)
Linux Agent Linux Sensor
macOS Agent macOS Sensor

These Carbon Black Linux Server sensors and agents are currently supported as Standard or Extended. Standard support includes maintenance releases and technical support. Extended provides technical support only.

For more information, see the CB Response and CB Protection Product Support Policy and the Carbon Black Product Release Lifecycle Status.

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Can you advise when we will have support for Oracle RHCK 8.5 and RHEL 8.5 ?



Is there an ETA for kernel v5 on CentOS 7+?


Is there any statement about Centos Stream 8?



@dalfarra That's an excellent question regarding VMWare's strategy.  As far as high availability systems go, my company is moving away from Centos to other products (cost vs reliability is always a factor).  I have had similar queries running through my mind.

Will the availability of RHEL EDR sensors and App Control agents be quicker when CentOS stream becomes the precursor to the RHEL release? 

The current delay in providing App Control agents and EDR Sensors for new Linux based kernels breaks our patching strategy, and for a cyber security product, it is quite annoying to have.  Businesses have to make the choice of either staying on the outdated kernel and not realising the benefit of the latest kernel patches to ensure compatibility with Cb App Control, or they have to update the kernel, thus breaking the agent, losing Cb protection, and most often results in a need to reinstall/upgrade the agent manually because of the kernel incompatibility.

Hi Everyone,

Can you advise when we will have support for  RHEL 8.5 about EDR sensor?


As of 1 March 2022, the support information for each App Control Agent or EDR Sensor is published on VMware Docs as distinct OERs. On the respective App Control or EDR documentation page on VMware Docs, you will see the Sensor or Agent OER documents grouped together.

Also of note: The pages related to CB EDR Sensors & CB App Control Agents will remain available but will no longer be updated.

We hope you find the continued consolidation and improvement of our Carbon Black content on VMware Docs beneficial.

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