One of the primary tools that Dell EMC uses for data collection during validation and use case tests is Dell EMC Live Optics, which is a free, agentless software for collecting data from PowerEdge servers. In just minutes, an engineering team can set up Live Optics to collect a wealth of information for configuration and resource utilization analysis. The Live Optics dashboard is intuitive and enables DBAs to monitor and collect data across the server and VMware virtualization layers.
The following figure shows an example of a Live Optics dashboard. The left side shows performance at the project, hypervisor, virtual server, and shared disk levels. The right side shows the collected data and graphs that enable a quick visual analysis.
Figure 6. Live Optics dashboard