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

Data Collected from View Desktop Pools for the Customer Experience Improvement Program

Description

Is This Field Made Anonymous?

Example Value

The common name (CN) for the View desktop pool entry in View LDAP

Yes

None

The descriptive, display name of the desktop pool

Yes

None

The desktop pool is disabled

No

True or false

Type of desktop pool

No

One of the following:

IndividualVC, IndividualUnmanaged, Persistent, NonPersistent, SviPersistent, SviNonPersistent, ManualVCPersistent, Manual, ManualUnmanagedPersistent, ManualUnmanagedNonPersistent, TerminalService, TransferServer, OnRequestVcPersistent, OnRequestVcNonPersistent, OnRequestSviPersistent, OnRequestSviNonPersistent

The View Administrator folder under which this desktop pool is grouped

Yes

None

The list of virtual machine Distinguished Names (DNs) that belong to the desktop pool

No

An example list item:

["CN=8f11d7cf-b0ef-43ad-92ce-691aa929d3c4,OU=Servers,DC=vdi,DC=vmware,DC=int"]

Are multiple sessions allowed in the desktop pool?

No

True or false

Are users of this desktop pool allowed to reset their desktops?

No

Off, Optional, or Required

Time after which a forced logoff message is displayed

No

True or false

The Distinguished Name (DN) of the vCenter Server instance that manages the desktops in the pool

No

"CN=e7a718de-d0f7-444a-9452-156dce289028,OU=VirtualCenter,OU=Properties,DC=vdi,DC=vmware,DC=int"

Minimum number of desktops in the pool

No

Integer

Maximum number of desktops in the pool

No

Integer

Number of spare, provisioned desktops in the pool

No

Integer

Deletion policy for the desktop pool

No

Default, DeleteOnUse, or RefreshOnUse

DNS suffix used in provisioning

Yes

None

The naming pattern (prefix) to use for auto-deployed virtual machine names

Yes

None

The template from which to clone virtual machines

Yes

None

The folder in vCenter Server in which deployed virtual machines are stored

Yes

None

The resource pool used for the virtual machines

Yes

None

A list of datastores

Yes

None

The customization specification used to deploy virtual machines

Yes

None

Enable auto-provisioning for the desktop pool

No

True or false

Errors encountered while provisioning

No

Stop provisioning when an error is encountered

No

True or false

Start provisioning

No

True or false

Pool values have been calculated

No

True or false

The parent virtual machine used to provision linked clones

Yes

None

The snapshot name used for linked-clone provisioning

Yes

None

The snapshot ID used for linked-clone provisioning

No

"snapshot-38685"

Deployment group ID used by the View Composer service

No

"7119316f-00a8-463d-bbba-c3000f105aeb"

View Composer persistent disk datastore path

Yes

None

Type of View Composer disk

No

"SystemDisposable" , UserProfile, and so on

Create the persistent disk as a sparse disk

No

True or false

The drive mount letter for the persistent disk or disposable data disk

No

"*", "C", and so on

Target size of the persistent disk

No

Integer

Type of refresh policy

No

Always, Never, or Conditional

Usage threshold for refresh operations

No

Integer

Time threshold for refresh operations

No

Integer

Level of overcommit for a datastore that stores linked clones

No

None, Conservative, Moderate, Aggressive

Datastore path for a datastore that stores linked clones

Yes

None

List of IDs this datastore is used for

No

List of GUIDs, such as the following:

["7119316f-00a8-463d-bbba-c3000f105aeb"]

Offline published View Transfer Server package chain

No

Desktop state

No

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

Assign a desktop to a user when the user first logs in

No

True or false

Flags for the pool

No

Multimonitor configuration settings

No

svga.maxWidth:int, svga.vramSize:int, svga.maxHeight:int, svga.enable3d:bool, svga.numDisplays:int

An individual desktop was converted to a manual pool

No

True or false

The linked-clone pool uses native snapshot cloning with VAAI

No

True or false

CBRC is enabled

No

True or false

Frequency that the CBRC cache is refreshed

No

Integer

CBRC cache refresh blackout periods

No

List

The disk types that are cached for CBRC (OS disks, persistent disks)

No

List