How to Download Live Optics and Why You Should Do It

If you are looking for a free, online software that can help you collect, visualize and share data about your IT environment and workloads, then you should consider downloading Live Optics. Live Optics is an industry standard method of impartially documenting configuration and performance as well as observing file characteristics of data. It can help you make real-world IT decisions, save time and money, gain clarity and transparency, and transform your IT environment. In this article, we will show you how to download Live Optics and how to use it effectively.

How to download Live Optics from the portal or the email invitation

There are two methods to download the Live Optics collector software. The first method is from the email you received from your systems consultant inviting you to Live Optics by clicking the Download Collector link. The second method is from the Live Optics portal, where you need to sign up for a free account at and then select Collectors from the left menu, then Download Collector. Either option will bring you to the Download Collectors page, where you can choose the correct version of the Live Optics software based on your OS (most users will download Windows, but Linux version is also available) and click the Download button for it. A file named will be downloaded.

How to run Live Optics collector software and select the category and asset type

Once the file download has completed, extract the contents of the zip file to a directory on the computer where you wish to run it. Open the LiveOptics directory and double-click LiveOptics.exe. Click «Get Started» after selecting your language (default is English). Click the «Yes, I agree» button to accept the End User License Agreement. Confirm your name/company is listed on the Live Optics User Identity screen and click the “Yes, it is correct” button. Select the Collector category and asset type that matches your IT environment and workloads. There are five Live Optics Categories for you to choose from, each with its asset types and output:

  • Server & Cloud: Live inventory and performance insight of hosts and VMs regardless of platform or vendor.
  • Data Protection: Insight to platform specific backup and protection cycles as well as the capacity being protected.
  • Storage: Detailed break down at the hardware appliance level of configuration and performance.
  • File: Rapid characterization of storage growth, files types, and predictive potential for archive, compression, or deduplication.
  • Workloads: Insights to machine and installation details, supported SQL-specific features, a list of databases, database size, etc.

How to view Live Optics project and report in the portal or share it with others

The Live Optics portal will automatically create a project for your chosen collector run that is streamed back to the Live Optics servers. To access the Live Optics project created for your collector run(s), follow these steps. Login to your Live Optics portal account at Scroll down the dashboard to «Recent Projects». You should see a new project ending with the date and time of when Live Optics was started. Click the project name to review the Optical Prime Project. You can also search for projects by name, date, category, or asset type in the portal. You can view your data in an interactive web portal, from system-level aggregate values to individual node details. You can also export or import data into your vendor decision software. If you choose, you can securely share the data characteristics with your team, hardware or software vendors, or anonymously with the entire Live Optics user community by clicking the Share button on the top right corner of the project page.

Conclusion: How Live Optics can help you make real -world IT decisions and optimize your IT environment

Live Optics is a powerful tool that can help you understand your IT environment and workloads better and make informed decisions based on data. Live Optics can help you with various IT challenges, such as:

  • Capacity planning: Live Optics can help you determine the current and future capacity needs of your IT environment and workloads, and identify any potential bottlenecks or inefficiencies.
  • Performance optimization: Live Optics can help you monitor and analyze the performance of your IT environment and workloads, and identify any areas for improvement or tuning.
  • Cost optimization: Live Optics can help you compare the costs and benefits of different IT solutions, such as cloud, on-premises, or hybrid, and find the best fit for your budget and needs.
  • Risk mitigation: Live Optics can help you assess the risks and vulnerabilities of your IT environment and workloads, and provide recommendations for backup, recovery, security, and compliance.
  • Vendor selection: Live Optics can help you evaluate the offerings and capabilities of different IT vendors, and choose the best partner for your IT goals and challenges.

By downloading and using Live Optics, you can gain valuable insights into your IT environment and workloads, and optimize them for better performance, efficiency, reliability, and scalability. Live Optics is free, easy to use, secure, and vendor-neutral. It can help you transform your IT environment and achieve your IT objectives.

FAQs: Some common questions and answers about Live Optics

Q: How long does it take to run a Live Optics collector?

A: The duration of a Live Optics collector run depends on the size and complexity of your IT environment and workloads, as well as the category and asset type you choose. Typically, a Live Optics collector run takes between 15 minutes to 24 hours. You can stop the collector at any time by clicking the Stop button on the collector software.

Q: How secure is Live Optics?

A: Live Optics is designed with security in mind. The collector software does not require any installation or administrator privileges on your computer. It only collects data that is relevant to your IT environment and workloads, and does not collect any personal or sensitive information. The data is encrypted during transmission and storage, and is only accessible by you or anyone you choose to share it with. You can delete your data from the Live Optics portal at any time.

Q: How accurate is Live Optics?

A: Live Optics is based on industry standard methods and algorithms to collect, visualize, and share data about your IT environment and workloads. It provides an impartial and unbiased view of your IT environment and workloads, without any vendor-specific assumptions or recommendations. However, Live Optics is not a substitute for professional advice or consultation. You should always verify the data and results from Live Optics with your own analysis and judgment before making any IT decisions.

Q: How can I get support for Live Optics?

A: If you have any questions or issues with Live Optics, you can contact the Live Optics support team by submitting a ticket at You can also find helpful resources such as user guides, videos, webinars, FAQs, blogs, forums, etc. at You can also join the Live Optics community at to interact with other users and experts.

Q: How can I provide feedback or suggestions for Live Optics?

A: We appreciate your feedback and suggestions for improving Live Optics. You can provide your feedback or suggestions by clicking the Feedback button on the bottom right corner of the Live Optics portal or by emailing us at You can also participate in surveys or polls that we occasionally conduct to gather user feedback.