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EDR: How To Download A Sensor To The Server

EDR: How To Download A Sensor To The Server


  • EDR Sensor: 6.x and Higher
  • EDR Server: All Versions


To download an EDR sensor from the Carbon Black yum repository to the EDR Server. 


  1. Log into the EDR master server.
  2. Modify the baseurl within /etc/yum.repos.d/CarbonBlack.repo:
vi /etc/yum.repos.d/CarbonBlack.repo
  1. Clear the yum cache:
yum clean all
  1. Download the installer:
yum install --downloadonly --downloaddir=<local download directory> <package>
  1. Install the downloaded RPM file:
rpm -ivh --force <RPM file>
  1. Make the new installation package available in the EDR Console:
# /usr/share/cb/cbcheck sensor-builds --update

Additional Notes

  • If sensor groups have Automatic Update enabled, the EDR sensors in that group will automatically update.
  • Review release notes before installing
  • Example of a download command for the 6.1.8 Linux sensor
    • yum install --downloadonly --downloaddir=/root/download/6.1.8-linux-sensor-GA/ cb-linux-sensor-installer-


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