System Information Collected by Red Hat Insights

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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, additionally the current list of files and commands can be viewed via the uploader.json leveraged by the client.

Using --no-upload

The 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
Successfully downloaded collection rules
Attempting to download collection rules GPG signature from
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 .

Related Resources

Red Hat Insights Security - Data Collection & Controls


Please sort the collected files to make it easier to see what belongs together and what directories are included. Example the /etc is spread and also /etc/httpd/httpd.conf and /etc/http/conf.d/* are not together.

Hey Peter, sorry for the delay in responding and getting this done. The filenames and filter patterns should now be sorted. Let me know if you have other suggestions.

Hi guys, Is there a way I could run a restapi request to fetch information on insight reporting either from redhat website or satellite(preferably). This would allow me to use ansible kind of tools, to get information.