Central Management System
DSM has streamlined NAS management to the simplest form possible, but managing multiple DiskStations is still tedious work. With Central Management System, you can easily manage multiple Synology products by automating tasks and setting up policies to apply settings to groups of servers, thus reducing the marginal cost of maintenance to the minimum. A single dashboard provides access to relevant information and settings of all DiskStations, so abnormal behavior is promptly noticed.
The system status, disk health, storage usage, logs as well as real-time resource consumption of your Synology NAS are consolidated into a single console. This makes it easy for IT personnel to pinpoint where a problem originates as well as identify bottlenecks and plan for future system upgrades.
A distributed enterprise may set up servers for each of its offices. You can define precise policies to be applied to server groups. When a NAS joins a group, it automatically adopts its rules and becomes properly configured, without requiring you to tweak the settings one by one. Packages on individual servers are also accessible from the central interface, which allows of flexibility for you to fine-tune them afterwards.
Central Management System aggregates notifications coming from each NAS to the host server. You can decide whether and how you wish to be notified for more than 90 types of events, ranging from hardware malfunctions, insufficient storage space or canceled tasks. DSM and package updates can be installed from the same portal as well. With one click, modify all the servers you have.
- System Monitoring
- Group Policy
- Notifications & Updates
Resource MonitorKeep an eye on the performance of a Synology NAS's CPU, memory, disks, and volumes in real-time. View all running and idle tasks. Or view and manage which users are currently connected and using system resources.
Storage AnalyzerIt helps you visualize the massive streams of data generated on your NAS. You can see how volumes and shared folders are used, who the heavy users are, and the disk usage trends over time, as well as identify and delete duplicated files.
Log CenterOffers an easy solution to gathering and displaying log messages of network activities on your Synology NAS. It provides you with a centralized log management interface and a flexible search function to help you find useful information efficiently.
Storage Manager provides scheduled S.M.A.R.T. tests and detailed drive health information. With instant drive status information, you can replace drives in time and protect your data from unexpected hard drive failure.
Schedule, prioritize or designate speed limits for users and groups. Reserve network bandwidth for part of DSM services, and apply limits to others.
Choose what you wish to be notified of from more than 60 types of events. Many mechanisms are available: desktop notifications, SMS, emails, as well as push notifications on your mobile devices.
- Visit this FAQ for supported models. A step-by-step tutorial is available here.
- To avoid privacy concerns or potential conflicts after migration, settings such as Synology Account, licenses, and network-related configurations will not be migrated. Refer to this FAQ to see how to re-configure these settings.
- Migration Assistant is currently unable to migrate data to a different file system, such as from Ext4 to Btrfs.