Optical Prime runs locally on a Microsoft Server Core installation that is running Hyper-V.
Below are the instructions on how to run Optical Prime locally from a Microsoft server with a core OS installation.
Accessing Microsoft Server Options
In order to run Optical Prime on a core installation of Microsoft server, interactive mode must be available.
- To run in interactive mode, the user must have access to the Hyper-V console terminal and be an administrator.
- Optical Prime can also run in non-interactive mode. This will require the user must either have access to the Hyper-V console mentioned above or have PowerShell Remoting enabled to the core server. See Blog https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/heyscriptingguy/2012/12/30/understanding-powershell-remote-management/
Transfer Live Optics Collector software to local server
In order to run Optical Prime on a core server, the LiveOptics.exe software must be copied locally to the server(s) where it will be run. Below are the steps to transfer LiveOptics.exe via a network share.
- Download the Live Optics collector.
- Extract the contents of the ZIP to a computer that has access to a network share available to the Core server.
- Copy the LiveOptics.exe on a network share.
- Mount the same share from the command prompt on the Core server (sample syntax)
net use <DriveLetter>: \\<RemotePath>\<Shared_drive_name> /user:<username> *
- Copy LiveOptics.exe to the user’s folder (sample syntax)
cp <DriveLetter>Z:\DellPack.exe C:\Users\Administrator\.
Run Live Optics Collector Software
The easiest way to run Live Optics Collector Software is on a core server is to run it in automated mode where it will discover all the local drives connected and begin the collector run without any configuration. To run Live Optics in automated mode, enter the following command:
If you are running Live Optics Collector Software in non-interactive mode, you will have to copy over a LiveOptics_Configuration.xml file before running Live Optics with the following command:
- If an error appears when trying to run LiveOptics.exe that suggests 32-bit is not supported, then 32-bit emulation must be enabled on the Hyper-V core server with this command (takes a few seconds to run)
- Command: Start /w ocsetup ServerCore-WOW64
- Retry running DellPack.exe
- If you opted to not use the Live Optics live stream (required if they ran automated) then they will need to get the SIOKIT file off the core server. You must use a network share in this instance.