This article describes how to complete an Optical Prime data collection.
Before you begin, you must have the Live Optics collector. See Download the Live Optics collector for further information.
- Open the Live Optics collector and select Server & Cloud. Select Optical Prime from the list of asset types.
- On the Upload Options screen, select your preferred upload method, and click Next.
- Establish a secure (HTTPS) connection to the Live Optics web service is selected by default.
- Do not connect to the Live Optics web service is used where an Internet connection is not available. Instead, an encrypted SIOKIT file is created and saved locally. This must be manually uploaded to the Live Optics web service later.
Inventory Mode is used to inventory your hosts. An Excel file is created and saved locally. No data is sent to the Live Optics web service and performance data is not collected.
- Enter a name for your project. A project is the collection of configuration and performance data obtained using the collector in a single collection run. This name is visible in the Live Optics portal once the scan is complete. Click Next to continue.
If you choose the first or second option on the Upload Options screen, an encrypted SIOKIT file is created. This is used as a backup in case of a network connection issue between the Live Optics collector and the Live Optics web service. You can change the file name here if you wish.
- On the following screen are multiple data collection options:
- Add Remote Server – Collects configuration and performance data from servers remotely.
- Add Local System – Scans the local machine hosting the Live Optics collector. This option is typically used collect configuration and performance data from a single server where remote collection is not possible.
- Search Active Directory – Scans an Active Directory for Windows systems only. If there are non-Windows systems registered within the Active Directory, they are not scanned and must be added manually.
Import Server List – Scans multiple physical or virtual hosts directly using an imported text file containing IP addresses.
You can also choose to change the duration of the data collection. The duration ranges from 10 minutes to 7 days. 24 hours is selected by default.
- Click Start Capture to begin the data collection. The following screen displays the status on the collector run. You can view the real time data collection in the Live Optics dashboard by clicking the link next to the Stop button.
NOTE: While the Live Optics collector is running, you cannot log out or restart the host machine. Doing so terminates the collector run and may cause errors in the collected data. It is recommended that the machine running the Live Optics collector is locked while completing a collector run.
- When the collection is complete the following screen displays:
- Click Quit to close the collector, or Run Another Collection to start a new Live Optics collector run.
- If you selected:
- Establish a secure (HTTPS) connection to the Live Optics web service – your collected data is automatically sent to the Live Optics web service and can be viewed immediately.
Do not connect to the Live Optics web service – your collection run data was captured in an SIOKIT file which must be uploaded to the Live Optics web service to view your results. See Uploading an SIOKIT file in the Live Optics collector or Uploading an SIOKIT file in the Live Optics portal for further information.
NOTE: It is recommended that you use the Live Optics collector to upload SIOKIT files as there is a file size limit of 750MB when using the Live Optics portal to upload SIOKIT files.
- To view your projects results, log on to the Live Optics web portal and select your project from the Recent Projects list displayed on the main dashboard.