Running Optical Prime in Extended Mode (Windows)

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The Live Optics collector is a multi-faceted tool that allows users to complete both host and array based collections.  The host based assessment is called Optical Prime (formerly known as DPACK).  Optical Prime is configured to run for a maximum of 24 hours under standard mode.  For users that need to run the collector for a longer duration, the collector will need to be run in "Extended Mode" to allow for a longer time duration to be selected during the configuration of Optical Prime.  This tutorial describes how to run the Live Optics collector in extended mode to select a time duration of up to 7 days. 

Step 1:  Extract Live Optics software

Download and extract Live Optics to a folder on your workstation.  (Live Optics can also be executed from a laptop or server)

Note:  The Live Optics Collector Software can be downloaded by all Live Optics accounts .




Step 2:  Open Live Optics software 

Double-click LiveOpticsDotNet4_5.exe to begin the Live Optics collector.


Step 3:  Select Language and Accept EULA 

The default language of the Live Optics collector is English.  The first screen you see will allow you to change it to one of the other 8 languages available.  Once language is set, click "Get Started".

You will then be prompted to read and accept the End User License Agreement (EULA) only your first time in running Live Optics.  The button to accept is at the bottom of the EULA.  Click "Accept".


Step 4:  Initialize Optical Prime

Select Server & Virtualization from the list of collectors and click "Start" for Optical Prime.




Step 5:  Enable web streaming

By default, Optical Prime has the HTTPS web streaming option enabled.  In order to access the multi-day collector run, Optical Prime needs to run in this mode or Upload SIOKIT.

Select “Establish Secure (HTTPS) connection to Live Optics web services” then click "Next".




Step 6:  Add servers to Live Optics

Click Add Remote Server button to add all servers to the Live Optics software prior to starting the collector run.  Once Live Optics has started, additional servers cannot be added unless Live Optics is restarted.



Step 7:  Select Time Duration

During Optical Prime configuration, you will see a drop down menu for “Duration:”.   This drop down menu should show an extended list of time duration options for Optical Prime,  4 hours to 7 days.  Choose the most appropriate time from the list so that the collector will collect performance data to best suit your needs.




Step 8:  Start Live Optics collector run

Once all of your servers have been added to Optical Prime and you have selected your time duration, you can click “Start Capture” and let the collector run begin. 

Note:  As a reminder, make sure the account that you are logged in with does not disconnect for the duration of the collector run as it will cause Optical Prime to terminate before the IOKIT file has been generated.



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