The Telemetry function enables the Operator gathering and sending basic anonymous data to Percona, which helps us to determine where to focus the development and what is the uptake for each release of Operator.
The following information is gathered:
- ID of the Custom Resource (the
- Kubernetes version
- Platform (is it Kubernetes or Openshift)
- PMM Version
- Operator version
- PostgreSQL version
- PgBackRest version
We do not gather anything that identify a system, but the following thing should be mentioned: Custom Resource ID is a unique ID generated by Kubernetes for each Custom Resource.
Telemetry is enabled by default and is sent to the Version Service server when the Operator connects to it at scheduled times to obtain fresh information about version numbers and valid image paths needed for the upgrade.
The landing page for this service, check.percona.com, explains what this service is.
You can disable telemetry with a special option when installing the Operator:
- if you install the Operator with helm, use the following installation command:
$ helm install my-db percona/pg-db --version 1.3.0 --namespace my-namespace --set disable_telemetry="true"
- if you don’t use helm for installation, you have to edit the
operator.yamlbefore applying it with the
kubectl apply -f deploy/operator.yamlcommand. Open the
operator.yamlfile with your text editor, find the
disable_telemetrykey and set it to
... disable_telemetry: "true" ...