Sam Kirchoff

Founder and GM LiveOptics.com

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  • Sam Kirchoff created an article,

    OS Licensing by Cluster

    Note: Licensing Optimization by cluster will only apply to larger organizations that have multiple hypervisor clusters running in their environment, but for those that do this is could be a real mo...

  • Sam Kirchoff created an article,

    Profiling Public Cloud Environments

    With servers came Server Sprawl and with VMs came VM Sprawl. So, it only makes sense that with Public Clouds there will also be efforts to maintain growth and cost control.   This typically comes i...

  • Sam Kirchoff created an article,

    Live Optics AIR

    Dark Data is defined as the following by Gartner: “the information assets organizations collect, process and store during regular business activities, but generally fail to use for other purposes” ...

  • Sam Kirchoff commented,

    Octavio, We recently updated the collector at it’s core. Moving the dependency of .NET 4.5 to .NET 4.7. With this the name of the collector has migrated to just LiveOptics.exe Can you confirm that ...

  • Sam Kirchoff commented,

    In regards to that. We have a VM performance value... but only if the person elects to gather VM performance (it's optional) only if they are running VMware only if they running VMTools in the gue...

  • Sam Kirchoff commented,

    Apologies upfront, I didn't mean for this to get this long. Hopefully, this helps with an understanding of how interconnected this all is and how much it helps to understand the outcome desired as ...

  • Sam Kirchoff commented,

    If you don't see it in your portal, then perhaps it's being blocked in it's outbound transmission. You would need to wait until completion and then upload the .SIOKIT that will be in the same folde...

  • Sam Kirchoff created an article,

    Right Sizing Virtual Machines

    Note: Following features are dependent on data availability. Certain VM environments will not allow visibility to provisioned vs. consumed resources or it might not be obtainable at the time. When...

  • Sam Kirchoff created an article,

    VM Provisioning Contrast

    With VM sprawl there comes some detachment to how resources are provisioned to VMs. The three major elements of provisioning are vCPU, Memory and Capacity. With the VM Resource Distribution graph y...

  • Sam Kirchoff created an article,

    VM Resource Distribution

    VM resource distribution is the first in a series of graphs designed to help understand allocation of resources at the VM level in virtualized environments. All Virtual Machines have some allocatio...