DH2i DxOdyssey 20.0 Software: Windows Installation Quick Start Guide

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Windows Installation

This quick start guide describes how to install DxOdyssey on a Windows server. Using this guide, the user will install DxOdyssey dependencies and software, then join a second server (gateway) into a gateway group.


The following prerequisites must be met before continuing:

  • A physical or virtual machine running Windows 2008R2 or later. A second machine is required for joining two gateways into a gateway group.

Configure Server

  1. Update the server using Windows Update or sconfig.
  2. Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2.
  3. Ensure the server hostname is set and unique.
  4. OPTIONAL: Set host resolution for all servers (gateways) that will be participating in the gateway group by adding their entries to the hosts file located at %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.

Install DxOdyssey

  1. Copy the DxOdyssey .msi to the server.
  2. Double-click the DxOdyssey setup program.
    1. A welcome screen will be displayed. Click Next to continue with the installation.
    2. Select I accept… to accept the software license agreement and click Next to continue.
    3. (Optional) In the “Destination Folder” window, select an installation folder for DxOdyssey.
    4. Click Next.
    5. In the “Read to Install” window, click Install.
    6. Click Finish to complete the installation.

Configure DxOdyssey Using DxConfiguration Manager

DxConfiguration Manager is DH2i’s client software that is used to configure first-time installs on Windows servers running DxOdyssey. Once the configuration has been completed administrators will be able to access DxOdyssey for purposes of administration and management duties.

  1. Start DxConfiguration Manger by double-clicking desktop shortcut.
  2. At the main screen, click Activate License.

    1. In the “License Management” window, enter the DxOdyssey license key (including dashes) in the license code box, check the Accept EULA box, and click Activate.
    2. After the server successfully activates, close the “License Management” window to return to the main menu
  3. Click Set Passkey to open the “Passkey Management” window.

    1. Enter a passkey for the cluster and click Submit.
    2. After the passkey is successfully set, select OK to return to the main menu.
  4. Click Manage OTPK to set a One-Time PassKey for the gateway group that can be used by other gateways to join the gateway group.

    1. Click New and a window will appear for setting the expiration time of the OTPK.
    2. Choose a time and date for expiration, then click Select to generate the OTPK and close the window.
    3. Save the OTPK for later so it can be used to join the second gateway into the cluster.

Setup Second Gateway and Join to Gateway group

  1. Complete all steps in the Configure Server and Install DxOdyssey sections for the second gateway.
  2. Complete steps 1 and 2 of Configure DxOdyssey Using DxConfiguration Manager for the second gateway.
  3. At the DxConfiguration Manager menu, click Join Membership.

    1. Check the Join via NAT Match Agent box. The “Target Member” box will auto-populate with MATCH.DH2I.COM.
    2. In the “Pass Key” field, type or paste the OTPK previously set.
    3. Click OK to join the second gateway to the gateway group.
  4. Close the DxConfiguration Manager window.

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