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  • VMware VM Occupancy

    VM Occupancy is the actual amount of data the Operating System believes it’s managing in relationship to the actual storage the VM is taking up in the VMware Datastore. It is related to VM Whitespa...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Complete a SAN Health Array Profile

    The Dell SAN Health utility collects data from any Fibre Channel SAN environment and produces a detailed Excel spreadsheet and PowerPoint of the SAN Configuration.  Directors and switches supported...

  • Optical Prime Best Practices: Collector Run Duration

    Since the inception of server and storage performance assessments dating back to early 2000, industry  experts have continued a common debate:  How long should a performance assessment run to provi...

  • What information does Optical Prime collect?

    What information is collected by Optical Prime   Definition (Optical Prime): All collector versions record the same data outlined here: •              Server Names (can be manually overridden by th...

  • VMware Guest VM Performance

    Live Optics’ server/virtualization assessment has a feature specific to VMware vCenter that allows the retrieval of performance data for Guest Virtual Machines. This entry will discuss two topics s...

  • VM Whitespace and Negative Whitespace Values

    VM Whitespace is the opposite but related value to VM Occupancy.  VM Whitespace = 100% - VM Occupancy %. If a VM is 33% Occupied, then the VM contains 67% Whitespace; 100% - 33% = 67%. Understandin...

  • Nutanix How To Perform A Collection

    Overview This article outlines how to run an Nutanix collection and view projects for Live Optics.  Nutanix is a historical (last seven days) collection.   Running a Nutanix Collection To create a...

  • About Live Optics

    What is Live Optics? 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, an...