If you join the customer experience improvement program, VMware collects data from certain vCenter Server fields. Fields containing sensitive information are made anonymous.

Table 1. Host System Information Collected from vCenter Server
Description Is This Field Made Anonymous? Example Value
The time that View last communicated with this vCenter Server host No Integer
The URL of the vCenter Server instance Yes None
The API version of the vCenter Server instance No 5.0
The build number of the vCenter Server instance No 456789
The version number of the vCenter Server instance No 5.0.0
Table 2. Host Status Information Collected from vCenter Server
Description Is This Field Made Anonymous? Example Value
The internal status code of the connection status between vCenter Server and View Connection Server No Status_Up
Description of the connection status code No Connected
The vCenter Server SSL certificate is valid No True or false
The reason that the SSL certificate is not valid No Name mismatch, not trusted, cannot check revocation, and so on
Table 3. Datastore Data Collected from vCenter Server
Description Is This Field Made Anonymous? Example Value
Disk capacity of this datastore No Integer
Free disk space on this datastore No Integer
The type of storage No NFS, VMFS
Multiple hosts can access this datastore concurrently. No True or false
Table 4. ESX Node Information
Description Is This Field Made Anonymous? Example Value
Identifier of the vCenter Server that manages a particular ESXi host, along with an identifier for the ESXi host No 1234-ADEE-BECF-41AA-4950BCDA-host-14
Table 5. Information About Direct-Attached Storage for an ESXi Host
Description Is This Field Made Anonymous? Example Value
Hardware vendor of the physical disk No SEAGATE
Model of the physical disk No ST9300653SS
SSD No True or false
Capacity, in bytes No
Identifier for the ESXi host No host-123
Identifier of the vCenter Server that manages a particular ESXi host No 1234-ADEE-BECF-41AA-4950BCDA