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Usage statistics

Usage statistics

ℹ️  In Fleet 4.0, Usage statistics were introduced.

Fleet Device Management Inc. periodically collects information about your instance.

What is included in usage statistics in Fleet?

Below is the JSON payload that is sent to Fleet Device Management Inc:

{
  "anonymousIdentifier": "9pnzNmrES3mQG66UQtd29cYTiX2+fZ4CYxDvh495720=",
  "fleetVersion": "x.x.x",
  "licenseTier": "free",
  "organization": "Fleet",
  "numHostsEnrolled": 999,
  "numUsers": 999,
  "numTeams": 999,
  "numPolicies": 999,
  "numLabels": 999,
  "softwareInventoryEnabled": true,
  "vulnDetectionEnabled": true,
  "systemUsersEnabled": true,
  "hostStatusWebhookEnabled": true,
  "numWeeklyActiveUsers": 999,
  "numWeeklyPolicyViolationDaysActual": 999,
  "numWeeklyPolicyViolationDaysPossible": 999,
  "hostsEnrolledByOperatingSystem": {
    "darwin": [
      {
        "version": "macOS 12.3.1",
        "numEnrolled": 999
      },
      ...
    ],
    "windows": [
      {
        "version": "Microsoft Windows 10, version 21H2 (W)",
        "numEnrolled": 999
      },
      ...
    ],
    "ubuntu": [
      {
        "version": "Ubuntu 22.04 'Jammy Jellyfish' (LTS)",
        "numEnrolled": 999
      },
      ...
    ],
    "rhel": [
      {
        "version": "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4.0",
        "numEnrolled": 999
      },
      ...
    ],
    "debian": [
      {
        "version": "Debian GNU/Linux 9.0.0",
        "numEnrolled": 999
      },
      ...
    ],
    "amzn": [
      {
        "version": "Amazon Linux 2.0.0",
        "numEnrolled": 999
      },
      ...
    ]
  },
  "hostsEnrolledByOrbitVersion": [
    {
      "version": "1.1.0",
      "numHosts": 999
    },
    ...
  ],
  "hostsEnrolledByOsqueryVersion": [
    {
      "version": "4.9.0",
      "numHosts": 999
    },
    ...
  ],
  "storedErrors": [
    {
      "count": 3,
      "loc": [
        "github.com/fleetdm/fleet/v4/server/example.example:12",
        "github.com/fleetdm/fleet/v4/server/example.example:130",
      ]
    },
    ...
  ],
  "numHostsNotResponding": 9
}

Statistics contain no personal information about any particular device or person.

For Fleet Free instances, usage statistics are anonymous. The "organization" property is reported as "unknown."

Sending Usage statistics from your Fleet instance is optional and can be disabled.

Why should we enable usage statistics?

Help make Fleet better! Fleet has wide adoption, but limited avenues for quantifying this. We need a way of measuring whether the enhancements and new features we ship are actually working.

Every time we ship a Fleet release without usage statistics, it's like launching a shiny, expensive new rocket into space without any way to find out what happens to it. Up until now, we've relied heavily on talking to users and working closely with customers and other community members. That's helped a lot! But it doesn't give us visibility into the problems other users might be having.

Insights about Fleet version adoption helps the team be more efficient when planning upgrade guides, release notes, and future security notices for users running vulnerable software versions.

Disable usage statistics

Users with the Admin role can disable usage statistics.

To disable usage statistics:

  1. In the top navigation, navigate to Settings > Organization settings.

  2. Scroll to the "Usage statistics" section.

  3. Uncheck the "Enable usage statistics" checkbox and then select "Update settings."

Did we miss anything?

If you notice something we've missed or could be improved on, please follow this link and submit a pull request to the Fleet repo.