If you join the customer experience improvement program, VMware collects data from View and vCenter Server fields that describe virtual machines. Fields containing sensitive information are made anonymous.

Table 1. Machine Data Collected from View

Description

Is This Field Made Anonymous?

Example Value

The machine was marked as dirty. The virtual machine was used when useonce=true, and therefore should not accept new sessions

No

True or false

Mapping of devices to change IDs

No

A set of IDs such as the following:

2000=01874583;01874583&2016=3910f513;3910f513

An identifier for the machine that is used to correlate data

No

vm-10

Sysprep customization is used for the guest operating system

No

True or false

Timeout value. The period of time before the machine is disconnected.

No

Time

A random ID for the View Agent for this machine

No

GUID

Miscellaneous configuration values

No

Integers and booleans (true or false)

View LDAP identifier for the previous View Composer persistent disk

No

LDAP entry

Thinapps that are entitled to the machine

Yes

None

Thinapps that are pending an uninstallation

Yes

None

Thinapps that are installed in the machine

Yes

None

The state of the machine

No

Undefined, Pre-provisioned, Cloning, Cloning error, Customizing, Ready, Deleting, Maintenance, Error, or Logout

Timestamp of when customization started

No

Integer

The machine is powered on for customization

No

Integer. The values are 0 or 1.

The machine is powered on

No

True or false

The machine is suspended

No

True or false

The machine state is in transition

No

True or false

The machine is configured

No

True or false

The path to the virtual machine in vCenter Server

Yes

None

Customization template used to customize the machine

Yes

None

View Composer linked clone ID for the machine

No

GUID of the linked clone

The virtual machine missing in vCenter Server

No

True or false

Number of times View tried to power off the machine

No

Integer

Status of CBRC (View Storage Accelerator)

No

Off, Current, Out of date, or Error

Time of the latest CBRC refresh

No

Date

Time of the latest CBRC error

No

Integer

Time of the latest incomplete attempt to configure CBRC

No

Integer

The version of View Agent installed on the machine

No

6.0.0-551711

View Persona Management is enabled on the machine

No

True or false

Last amount, in bytes, of machine disk space reclaimed (if using SE Sparse format)

No

Time of last space reclamation

No

Timestamp

Table 2. Virtual Machine Data Collected from vCenter Server

Description

Is This Field Made Anonymous?

Example Value

The virtual machine hardware version

No

v8

The amount of RAM that is allocated to the virtual machine

No

1024

The number of virtual CPUs that are configured in the virtual machine

No

Integer

The operating system installed in the virtual machine

No

Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit), Microsoft Windows 8 (32-bit), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit), and so on