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How to disable Calico Telemetry in a Kubernetes cluster with the Canal or Calico CNI

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By default, Calico reports anonymous telemetry data, containing the Calico version number and cluster size, to an endpoint at This article provides details on how to disable this reporting.


  • A Kubernetes cluster, provisioned with the Calico or Canal CNI
  • kubectl access to the cluster with a kubeconfig sourced for a global admin or cluster owner user


To disable the Calico telemetry reporting, execute the following command against the cluster:

kubectl patch default  -p '{"spec":{"usageReportingEnabled": false}}' --type=merge

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  • Document ID:000020047
  • Creation Date: 06-May-2021
  • Modified Date:06-May-2021
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