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