Telemetry in KubeSphere
Telemetry collects aggregate information about the size of KubeSphere clusters installed, KubeSphere and Kubernetes versions, components enabled, cluster running time, error logs and so on. KubeSphere promises that the information is only used by the KubeSphere community to improve products and will not be shared with any third parties.
What Information Is Collected
- External network IP
- Download date
- Kubernetes version
- KubeSphere version
- Kubernetes cluster size
- The type of the operating system
- Installer error logs
- Components enabled
- The running time of Kubernetes clusters
- The running time of KubeSphere clusters
- Cluster ID
- Machine ID
Telemetry is enabled by default when you install KubeSphere, while you also have the option to disable it either before or after the installation.
Disable Telemetry before installation
When you install KubeSphere on an existing Kubernetes cluster, you need to download the file cluster-configuration.yaml for cluster settings. If you want to disable Telemetry, do not run
kubectl apply -f directly for this file.
Download the file cluster-configuration.yaml and edit it:
In this local
cluster-configuration.yamlfile, scroll down to the bottom of the file and add
telemetry_enabled: falseas follows:
openpitrix: store: enabled: false servicemesh: enabled: false telemetry_enabled: false # Add this line manually to disable Telemetry.
Save the file and run the following commands to start installation.
kubectl apply -f https://github.com/kubesphere/ks-installer/releases/download/v3.1.1/kubesphere-installer.yaml kubectl apply -f cluster-configuration.yaml
Disable Telemetry after installation
Log in to the console as
adminand click Platform in the top-left corner.
Select Cluster Management and navigate to CRDs.
NoteIf you have enabled the multi-cluster feature, you need to select a cluster first.
clusterconfigurationin the search bar and click the result to go to its detail page.
Click on the right of
ks-installerand select Edit YAML.
Scroll down to the bottom of the file, add
telemetry_enabled: false, and then click Update.
telemetry_enabled: falseor changing it to
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