# Kuma data collection

Kuma can collect information about your deployment to continuously improve the product and gather anonymous feedback. The collected data is sent to Kong servers securely for storage and aggregation.

You can enable data collection when installing the control plane in Kubernetes, of before running kuma-cp in Universal mode.

# Enabling data collection

  1. Set the following environment variable:

    KUMA_REPORTS_ENABLED=true
    
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  2. Specify the environment variable when you install the control plane. See the configuration docs for details.

Or you can set the reports.enabled field to true in the config YAML file.

# What data is collected

Data field Definition
version The installed version of Kuma you're running
product Static value "Kuma"
unique_id Control plane hostname + randon UUID, generated each time control plane instance is restarted
backend Where your config is stored. One of in memory, etcd, Postgres
mode One of standalone or multizone
hostname The hostname of each Kuma control plane you deploy
signal One of start or ping. start sent when control plane starts, then ping once per hour
cluster_id Unique identifier for entire Kuma cluster. Value is the same for all control planes in the cluster
dps_total The total number of data plane proxies across all meshes
meshes_total The total number of meshes deployed
zones_total The total number of zones deployed
internal_services Tne total number of services running inside your meshes
external_services The total number of external services configured for your meshes
services_ total The total number of services in your mesh network
Last Updated: 8/22/2022, 3:23:49 PM