If a Horizon administrator has opted to participate in the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), VMware collects and receives anonymous data from client systems through Connection Server. You can configure whether to share this client data with Connection Server.
For information about configuring Horizon to join the CEIP, see the Horizon Administration document.
Data sharing is enabled by default in Horizon Client. The view.enableDataSharing configuration key is initially set to "TRUE" in the ~/.vmware/view-preferences file. You must configure the data sharing setting before you connect to a server. The setting is applied to all servers. You cannot change the Horizon Client data sharing setting after you connect to a server.
VMware collects data about client systems to prioritize hardware and software compatibility. If your Horizon administrator has opted to participate in the customer experience improvement program, VMware collects anonymous data about your deployment to respond better to customer requirements. VMware does not collect data that identifies your organization. Horizon Client information is sent first to the Connection Server instance and then to VMware, along with data about Connection Server, desktop pools, and remote desktops.
The information is encrypted when it is in transit to the Connection Server instance. The information on the client system is logged unencrypted in a user-specific directory. The logs do not contain personally identifiable information.
A Horizon administrator can select whether to participate in the VMware customer experience improvement program when installing Connection Server or by setting an option in Horizon Console after the installation.
|Description||Is This Field Made Anonymous?|
|Company that produced the Horizon Client application||No|
|Client product version||No|
|Client binary architecture||No|
|Client build name||No|
|Host operating system||No|
|Host operating system kernel||No|
|Host operating system architecture||No|
|Host system model||No|
|Host system CPU||No|
|Number of cores in the host system's processor||No|
|MB of memory on the host system||No|
|Number of USB devices connected||No|
|Maximum concurrent USB device connections||No|
|USB device vendor ID||No|
|USB device product ID||No|
|USB device family||No|
|USB device use count||No|
- Start Horizon Client.
- Select from the menu bar.
- Select or deselect the Allow data sharing check box.
- Click OK to save your changes.
Your preference is stored using the view.enableDataSharing configuration key in the ~/.vmware/view-preferences configuration file.