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

Data Collected from View Desktops for the Customer Experience Improvement Program

Description

Is This Field Made Anonymous?

Example Value

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

No

True or false

The desktop was checked out for use in local mode

No

True or false

The GUID that identifies the offline session

Yes

None

The user who checked out the desktop

Yes

None

State of a desktop that is used in local mode

No

Checked in, Checked out

The type of data transfer from a client to the datacenter

No

Full check-in, Replicate and stay offline

Determines if a replication was requested from View Administrator

No

Set or Unset

The time when the explicit replication was requested

No

Time

The time when the desktop's current offline session started

No

Time

The host name of the client computer that checked out the desktop

Yes

None

The IP address of the client computer that checked out the desktop

Yes

None

The time when the offline desktop last received a policy update

No

Time

A snapshot ID used for local mode

Yes

None

A list of snapshot IDs used for local mode

Yes

None

Mapping of devices to change IDs

No

A set of IDs such as the following:

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

The offline desktop is pending a roll back

No

True or false

The time that the desktop has been offline (not updated by replications)

No

Date

An identifier for the virtual machine that is used to correlate data

No

vm-10

Sysprep customization is used for the desktop

No

True or false

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

No

Time

A random ID for the View Agent for this desktop

No

GUID

Miscellaneous configuration values

No

Integers and booleans (true or false)

The GUID of the base-image package that is used for the offline desktop

No

GUID

The ID of the endpoint that checked out the desktop

Yes

None

View LDAP identifier for the previously View Composer persistent disk

No

LDAP entry

Thinapps that are entitled to the desktop

Yes

None

Thinapps that are pending an uninstallation

Yes

None

Thinapps that are installed in the desktop

Yes

None

The state of the desktop

No

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

Timestamp of when customization started

No

Integer

The virtual machine is powered on for customization

No

Integer. The values are 0 or 1.

The virtual machine is powered on

No

True or false

The virtual machine is suspended

No

True or false

The virtual machine state is in transition

No

True or false

The virtual machine is configured

No

True or false

The path to the virtual machine in vCenter Server

Yes

None

Customization template used to customize the desktop

Yes

None

View Composer linked clone ID for the desktop

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 virtual machine

No

Integer

Status of CBRC

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 on the desktop

No

5.1.0-551711

View Persona Management is enabled on the desktop

No

True or false

Desktop Virtual Machine Data Collected from vCenter Server for the Customer Experience Improvement Program

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