Live Optics is a free software tool that inventories and analyses your current IT environment. It automatically collects real-time data on storage, servers, data protection, and file systems, and using an intuitive dashboard and detailed graphs, delivers a holistic view of your environment. It helps to better understand your environment, optimize your IT investments, and improve your overall system capacity and performance.
Categories and Asset Types
Live Optics collects data from the following five categories: Server and Cloud, File, Storage, Data Protection, and Workloads. Within each are collection options for each asset type. Asset types refer to individual hardware and software products, for example, storage arrays, cloud vendors, and data protection software. See About Live Optics for further information on categories and asset types.
The Live Optics collector is software you must download and run. It collects configuration and performance data from your environment and sends the results to secure Live Optics servers for analysis.
The collector is available for Windows and Linux operating systems. The Windows version can complete both Windows and Linux data collections. The Linux version runs on Linux operating systems, and collects data from the local Linux host and remote UNIX or Linux hosts (including XenServer and KVM).
There are two Live Optics collector download options:
- Corporate Edition - This collector version requires registration with a corporate email address for access to all Live Optics configuration and performance data collection options. See Download the Live Optics collector for more information.
- Personal Edition - This collector version does not require registration with an email address, but offers a limited selection of data collection options. See Download the Live Optics Personal Edition collector for more information.
A project is the collection of configuration and performance data obtained using the Live Optics collector in a single collection run. The project results are organized into series of insightful graphs to provide a holistic view of your IT environment.
An SIOKIT file is an encrypted file that Live Optics collector creates if you choose to store your collection data on your local system. To view the contents, you must upload the file to your Live Optics account where it is converted into a project. See SIOKIT Files for more information.
The web portal provides an interactive interface for viewing the results of collection runs using the Live Optic collector. To access the Live Optics Web Portal, navigate to https://app.liveoptics.com/ and log on with your email address and password.