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Anonymous MW-Vagrant usage statistics
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We learned a great deal about general satisfaction from the survey performed last October and a bit about usage patterns (usage among a handful of roles). Despite its value, however, survey results don't give us enough information to effectively organize/cull roles or make more informed optimizations (performance varies greatly due to diversity of hardware, platforms, networks).


  • Collection and reporting is opt-in (upon setup?)
  • Statistics are gather periodically (upon each provision?)
  • Data is submitted to a central and query-able store (elasticsearch node?)
  • Data is anonymized before transmission
  • Record:
    • Host/guest OS
    • CPU arch/model/clock/cores
    • Memory available/free/usage (by vbox if possible)
    • Non-sensitive MW-Vagrant settings (vagrant_ram, vagrant_cores, nfs_shares, forward_agent, foward_x11)
    • Enabled roles
    • Number of local roles (would file names violate anonymity?)
    • Locally overridden hiera setting names
    • Puppet resource types and provisioning times
    • More?

See also: T56425: Provide an opt-in ability to register the user's MediaWiki installation

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dduvall renamed this task from Collect and report (opt in) anonymous usage statistics to Collect and report (opt in) anonymous MW-Vagrant usage statistics.Mar 13 2015, 12:21 AM

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dduvall renamed this task from Collect and report (opt in) anonymous MW-Vagrant usage statistics to Anonymous MW-Vagrant usage statistics.May 23 2015, 9:42 AM
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@dduvall, are you still planning to work on this in Wikimania?

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We didn't end up working on this at the Hackathon. There were too many other interesting discussions and projects!

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