Amazon Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows
User Guide

Configuring Telemetrics

To enable better support, by default, Amazon Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows collects statistics about the operation of the agent and sends them to AWS. This information contains no personally identifiable information. It doesn't include any data that you gather or stream to AWS services. We collect approximately 1–2 KB of this metric data every 60 minutes.

You can opt out of the collection and transmission of these statistics. To do this, add the following key-value pair to the appsettings.json configuration file at the same level as sources, sinks, and pipes:

"Telemetrics": { "off": "true" }

For example, the following configuration file configures a source, sink, and pipe, and also disables telemetrics:

{ "Sources": [ { "Id": "ApplicationLogSource", "SourceType": "DirectorySource", "Directory": "C:\\LogSource\\", "FileNameFilter": "*.log", "RecordParser": "SingleLine" } ], "Sinks": [ { "Id": "ApplicationLogKinesisFirehoseSink", "SinkType": "KinesisFirehose", "StreamName": "ApplicationLogFirehoseDeliveryStream", "Region": "us-east-1" } ], "Pipes": [ { "Id": "ApplicationLogSourceToApplicationLogKinesisFirehoseSink", "SourceRef": "ApplicationLogSource", "SinkRef": "ApplicationLogKinesisFirehoseSink" } ], "Telemetrics": { "off": "true" } }

We collect the following metrics when telemetry is enabled:

ClientId

The automatically assigned unique ID when the software is installed.

ClientTimestamp

The date and time the telemetry is collected.

OSDescription

A description of the operating system.

DotnetFramework

The current dotnet framework version.

MemoryUsage

The amount of memory consumed by Kinesis Agent for Windows(MB).

CPUUsage

The amount of Kinesis Agent for Windows CPU usage percentage in decimal. For example, 0.01 means 1%.

InstanceId

The Amazon EC2 instance ID if Kinesis Agent for Windows is running on an Amazon EC2 instance.

InstanceType (string)

The Amazon EC2 instance type if Kinesis Agent for Windows is running on an Amazon EC2 instance.

In addition, we collect the metrics listed in List of Kinesis Agent for Windows Metrics.