This is an odd feature that I really like. If you install vSphere 5.5 U2 or upgrade to it you will have the ability to help VMware make it a better product. This feature will provide technical information to VMware on your environment. It will not – they say – send any personally identifiable information. What they do send is defined here but it seems to be innocuous.
I have seen – when I was at VMware, what VMware was able to do with this sort of information and it was very handy indeed. It helps prioritize features and helps product managers make better decisions. So please support this feature by enabling it.
it is off by default.
You can Edit and make the change.
Now you can see it enabled.
Incidentally you can track what has been sent by looking in one of these locations:
%ProgramFiles%\VMware\Infrastructure\ tomcat\temp\vmware-datacollector for Center Server on Windows
This will help VMware make better products which is a great goal. Of course if I hear anything about abuse of this feature I will be sure to let you know.
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