Carbon Black Cloud: What is the expected memory usage of the sensor?
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How much memory is the sensor expected to use on an endpoint?
There is no set limitation on the memory used by an endpoint. Due to the uniqueness of each environment and server there is not a one size recommendation.
Devices with more activity, such as a file or database server may see more memory usage compared to an end user device
In the event an operating system needs more RAM, it is expected that the OS will swap out some of the sensor's memory
Carbon Black has a performance team working to make the devices as efficient as possible while still fully protecting the device. If there are concerns about an endpoint's memory usage, please open a case with VMware Carbon Black Support
There have been many improvements to memory consumption as of the 3.7 sensor. It is always recommended to use the most up-to-date sensor.