Manual Chapter : Opting out of Usage Data Collection

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 8.0.0
Manual Chapter

Opting out of Usage Data Collection

BIG-IQ usage data overview

When you use BIG-IQ, F5 collects usage data that helps us improve the BIG-IQ product and its features. This data can also include technical or diagnostic information related to your use of our products.
If you want to opt out of the collection and use of this data, you can do so.
For a full description of the usage data collected, please refer to the legal disclaimer displayed on the Usage Data screen. On this screen you can also view details about which reports have been collected and transmitted to F5 for this BIG-IQ.
The usage data screen displays a list that details each report that has been collected and sent to F5, as well as links you can use to download these reports. You can view a report to see exactly what data was sent.

Opt out of usage data collection

If you do not want to send usage data to F5, you can opt out.
  1. Click
    System
    USAGE DATA
    to display the Usage Data screen.
  2. To disable usage data collection, clear the
    I agree to F5’s collection and use of Usage Data
    check box.

View usage data report

You can view the usage data reports that have been sent from this BIG-IQ to F5 so that you can determine exactly what data has been sent.
  1. Click
    System
    USAGE DATA
    to display the Usage Data screen.
    The screen displays a list of each report that has been transmitted, along with the status of each transmission and a link you can use to download the report.
  2. To view a particular usage data report, click the
    Download
    link that corresponds to that report.
    BIG-IQ downloads a copy of the file that was sent to F5.
    Data usage reports are raw JSON. You will probably want to use a JSON viewer to read them.