The data collected for Cloud Metrics Reporting is sent to the Cloud Services Portal and is used to help customers analyze the performance of their CommCell environments. The data is uploaded as an XML file and transmitted via HTTP/HTTPS using Transport Layer Security (TLS) or Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to a known Commvault endpoint (the Cloud Services Portal).
Information That Is Collected
Default data collection includes CommCell operational information such as the following:
Features that are used
Type and number of snapshot engines
Languages used, based on user log-ins
Also, you can configure to collect the following additional information:
Overall health of the CommCell environment, including the SLA performance over the last month and disaster recovery backup statistics, which help to identify the clients and policies that require adjustment.
Job statistics including backup strikes over the last week, the largest clients over the last month, and the top errors over the last day.
Information That Is Not Collected
To protect your organization's privacy, Commvault collects data only to gather statistics and graph data trends. For this reason, the software does not collect the following types of information:
Host names and IP addresses
File names and file paths
User Access to Data
Any administrator in your organization who has a Commvault Cloud account can see the dashboard and reports for your CommCell environment. All CommServe computers that are licensed to the same company are visible to all administrative users associated with that company. Any user who is registered to a single CommServe computer in your organization can see information for all CommServe computers in your organization.
Cloud API Key User for REST APIs
If you integrate your applications with report data on the Commvault Cloud, you can use an Application Key user account, instead of using your personal user account, to access metrics data using REST APIs.
To submit a request for a new Application Key user account, log on to the Cloud Services Portal, and then go to Forms > Create App Key User.
To download and upload data, the CommServe computer must be able to connect to the following website: https://edc.commvault.com. If the CommServe computer is not connected to the internet, then you can use any client computer in the CommCell environment that has internet access. For instructions, see Using an Internet Gateway for Metrics Reporting.