Opt out of telemetry collection

This topic tells you how to opt out of the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP). By default, when you install Tanzu Build Service (commonly known as TBS), you are opted into telemetry collection. To turn off telemetry collection, complete following the instructions.


If you opt out of telemetry collection, VMware cannot offer you proactive support and the other benefits that accompany participation in the CEIP.

Turn off telemetry collection

T turn off telemetry collection on your Tanzu Build Service installation:

  1. Ensure your Kubernetes context is pointing to the cluster where Tanzu Application Platform is installed.

  2. Run the following kubectl command:

    kubectl apply -f - <<EOF
    apiVersion: v1
    kind: Namespace
      name: vmware-system-telemetry
    apiVersion: v1
    kind: ConfigMap
      namespace: vmware-system-telemetry
      name: vmware-telemetry-cluster-ceip
      level: disabled
  3. If you already have Tanzu Build Service installed, restart the telemetry collector to pick up the change:

    kubectl delete pods --namespace tap-telemetry --all

Your Tanzu Build Service deployment no longer emits telemetry, and you are opted out of the CEIP.

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