• DH2i™ Company is the leading provider of orchestration solutions based on InstanceMobility technology. InstanceMobility lets you quickly move an application instance between hosts (physical, virtual, cloud) with very little interruption in service. This mobility allows you to stack many instances per host to save on licensing & hardware and also simplifies high availability, disaster recovery, and business continuity.

    DH2i offers two clustering solutions with full multi-subnet support. DxConsole leverages shared storage while DxHADR uses any replication technology of your choice.

A Plumbing Conundrum: What to Do When Virtualization and Clustering Are Gumming Up the Works

Virtualization and clustering were developed to solve a range of datacenter challenges. But eventually these “infrastructure-up” approaches developed their own problems: Rigid configuration rules & ecosystem restrictions Complex upgrades Expensive software stacks Many different operational models to manage The thing is, virtualization and clustering are infrastructure. They’re plumbing. And no one really wants plumbing for … Continue reading

What “Evil” Lurks at the Heart of Virtualized Datacenters? It Might Be What You’re Doing with Your Applications

In a recent blog post, The Register’s Chris Mellor wrote: “…why do we need an OS in each virtual machine? It is simply the equivalent of useless middle management getting in the way and sucking up CPU cycles better spent by the hypervisor and the apps themselves.” Here at DH2i, we completely agree. In fact, despite … Continue reading

20% Off DxConsole for Current PolyServe Customers

20% Off DxConsole for Current PolyServe Customers Offer Valid Through June 30, 2014 Software support for PolyServe runs through February 2014 and hardware support runs through December 2016. Don’t get stuck without support for an EOL’d product. DH2i delivers the perfect replacement for the discontinued HP PolyServe software. DH2i’s DxConsole for Microsoft SQL Server adds better capabilities … Continue reading

Enter to Win Free DxHADR Software Licenses!

Go From Standalone Instance to Automated HA/DR in Minutes. Enter to win 4 CPU perpetual NFR licenses of DxHADR software plus 3 months of support. Registration is open through March 31, 2014, and the winner will be announced on April 1, 2014. Registration is free and you’ll also get access to valuable content on this site. Register today … Continue reading

How to Configure DxConsole for DR with SAN-Based Replication

Disaster can strike at any time for many different reasons. It is recommended that an IT organization invest adequate effort and planning to handle all of these unexpected disasters. As with any important data, DxConsole cluster should be deployed and planned for DR. Following is DH2i’s recommendation to achieve the highest possible outcome for DR … Continue reading

How to resolve “Access Denied” error for User databases residing in a non-default data folder on DxConsole cluster

When you put an instance of SQL Server under DxConsole management, you define the default folders for SQL data (to store mdf and ndf files) and log (to store ldf files).  By design, DxConsole will monitor these folders and ensure the SQL Server service account is granted (Full) permission to these folders. For example, X:\Sqldata\Product. … Continue reading

DH2i at Oregon SQL Saturday Nov 16th

Just wanted to let everyone know that we’re sponsoring the Oregon SQL Saturday event on Nov 16th http://www.sqlsaturday.com/265/schedule.aspx. We are also going to be talking about how you can make your next SQL Server deployment or tech refresh the basis of a consolidated, elastic, self-managed SQL Server utility. Are you dealing with… Standards that force … Continue reading

Upcoming Webinar: Healthcare IT – Challenges & Opportunities for SQL Server

Upcoming Webinar: Healthcare IT – Challenges & Opportunities for SQL Server Join our next webinar where we will examine the issues facing healthcare IT leaders amidst increasing concern over SQL Server licensing and optimization strategies.   When: Wednesday June 26, 2013 1pm-2pm (EDT) / 10am-11am (PDT) REGISTER NOW Are you currently dealing with… An ongoing challenge … Continue reading

New Product Comparison: DxConsole vs. WSFC

DxConsole vs. WSFC Product Comparison You may be considering—or even using—Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) to obtain SQL Server high availability. Read this brief comparison to learn how WSFC stacks up against DxConsole, DH2i’s failover clustering solution. READ THE COMPARISON

How to Activate Melio Volume

In order to allow multi-node access to a Melio volume, the volume must be activated. However, in some environments the servers are sitting behind a firewall and are not allowed to have internet access. In these cases, the Melio volume can be manually activated from a workstation that has internet access. Following is the procedure … Continue reading


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