View data collected by the insights-client uploader
Red Hat Insights collects specific system metadata for analysis. The
insights-client --no-upload command enables users to view all of their collected metadata without uploading anything to Red Hat Insights servers. Consult the table below to learn more about the default collection mechanism for a particular version and the full list of commands leveraged by the client.
|insights-client version||default collection mechanism||full list of commands|
|3.1.x||core collection||datasource catalog|
|> 3.0.6 (egg version >= 3.0.12)||simple commands and files1||uploader.v2.json|
|< 3.0.3 (egg_version < 3.0.12)||simple commands and files||uploader.json|
|v1||simple commands and files||uploader.json|
insights-client --no-upload command performs a collection test run and saves the output to a local temporary directory,
/var/tmp/ in the example below.
# insights-client --no-upload Attempting to download collection rules from https://cert-api.access.redhat.com/r/insights/v1/static/uploader.json Successfully downloaded collection rules Attempting to download collection rules GPG signature from https://cert-api.access.redhat.com/r/insights/v1/static/uploader.json.asc Successfully downloaded GPG signature Verifying GPG signature of Insights configuration Starting to collect Insights data See Insights data in /var/tmp/dJmbXS/insights-localhost-20151113145133.tar.gz
Excluding data from collection
To exclude specific metadata from being sent from the Insights client, see Opting Out of Sending Metadata from Red Hat Insights Client .