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Virtual Machine Manager

Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) is intuitive hypervisor software that offers abundant possibilities for your Synology NAS servers. You can set up and run various virtual machines, including Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM. What's more, VMM provides a disaster recovery solution for IT environments, helping you to achieve maximum service uptime with flexible resource management.

One-Stop, a perfect match

With Synology NAS and VMM, we seamlessly complement hardware with software by providing a near-hyperconvergence server. We offer a comprehensive solution that includes computing, storage, and technical support in an effort to minimize the cost of your virtualization environment.

Supports various operating systems

You can run multiple virtual machines with various operating systems on your Synology NAS, includes Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM. Learn more about supported operating systems

Virtual DSM

Provides an equally intuitive experience as DiskStation Manager, offering a reliable storage solution with robust features.

There is no need to worry about being attacked since the physical host will always be intact.

Almost all DSM features and management tools on your Synology NAS are also available on Virtual DSM.

Create multiple isolated virtual machines for business units or departments with minimal hardware upgrades or maintenance.

Secure your digital assets

VMM provides a disaster recovery solution equipped with instant snapshot, remote replication and High-Availability.*

Virtual machine protection plans

You can clone, restore, or create a failover of virtual machines within seconds. Rest assured that you can rollback any human error or hardware failure.

Seamless integration with Active Backup for Business

Virtual machines, Windows computers, and servers are protected by Active Backup for Business and can be run directly from VMM.

Flexible IT resource management

You can allocate hardware resources such as computing power, storage space, or network interfaces among several virtual machines.

Cluster infrastructure
Live migration
Virtual machine share link
  • With VMM, you can create a cluster infrastructure with up to seven Synology NAS. VMM clustering enables migration and flexible scalability for load balancing and resource allocation.

  • No time delay should be tolerated, especially when it affects your business. VMM makes it possible to seamlessly migrate virtual machines from one Synology NAS to another. You can even store your data on a third machine. Say farewell to downtime that interrupts your business.

  • When you want to share virtual machines with others, Synology VMM does this as easily as sharing files on Synology DSM.

Feature Comparison

With VMM Pro license, you can create a VMM cluster with up to three or seven Synology NAS and enjoy the VMM Pro features.

Synology VMM Synology VMM Pro
Cluster Management
Snapshot Retention 32 255
Remote Replication* -
Storage Migration* -
High Availability -
Live Migration -

* Some features are only available on DSM 6.2 or afterward.

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