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Virtual DSM License

Virtual DSM License

With a Synology Virtual DSM license, you can run Virtual DSM on Virtual Machine Manager to enjoy the full range of features provided in the standard DiskStation Manager, including file services and add-on applications. Virtual Machine Manager enables High Availability, ultra-fast snapshots, and protection plans, which helps enhance system up-time and management flexibility.

Licensing Plan

Each Virtual DSM license pack adds one Virtual DSM instance to Virtual Machine Manager. A license supports Virtual DSM upgrades within a three-year period.

  • This license pack cannot be returned once opened.
  • Before purchasing this license pack, check the compatibility of your Synology NAS with Virtual Machine Manager. Learn more about applied models
  • This license pack can only be applied to one Synology product at a time.
  • This license pack can be used to extend the Virtual DSM upgrade support of an existing instance.

Activation and Mapping

In Virtual Machine Manager, go to License > Virtual DSM and click Add. Your Synology NAS must be connected to the Internet when you add the license. 

Upgrade Period

Each Virtual DSM license comes with a 3-year software upgrade period for the Virtual DSM package. You can extend the upgrade period by activating a new license key for Virtual DSM.

Maximum Virtual DSM Instances

Model Max System Memory Installed Max Virtual DSM Instances (1 vCPU / 1 GB)
FS3017 512GB (32 GB x 16) 24
FS2017 128GB (32 GB x 4) 16
FS1018 32 GB (16 GB x 2) 4
RS18017xs+ 128GB (32 GB x 4) 12
RS4017xs+ 64 GB (16 GB x 4) 16
RS3618xs 64 GB (16 GB x 4) 8
RS3617xs+ 64 GB (16 GB x 4) 12
RS3617xs 32 GB (8 GB x 4) 8
RS3617RPxs 64 GB (16 GB x 4) 8
RS2818RP+ 64 GB (16 GB x 4) 4
RS2418+/RS2418RP+ 64 GB (16 GB x 4) 4
RS2416+/RS2416RP+ 6 GB (2 GB + 4 GB) 2
RS818+/RS818RP+ 16 GB (8 GB x 2) 4
RC18015xs+ 32 GB (8 GB x 4) 8
DS3617xs 48 GB (16 GB + 16 GB x 2) 8
DS3018xs 32 GB (16 GB x 2) 4
DS2415+ 6 GB (2 GB + 4 GB) 2
DS1817+ 16 GB (8 GB x 2) 4
DS1618+ 32 GB (16 GB x 2) 4
DS1517+ 16 GB (8 GB x 2) 4
DS918+ 8 GB (4 GB x 2) 4
DS718+ 6 GB (2 GB + 4 GB) 2
DS218+ 6 GB (2 GB + 4 GB) 2

The specifications vary depending on system configuration and memory size and are for reference only.  Learn more about applied models

Notes:

  1. Model list is subject to change without notice. Please refer to https://www.synology.com for the latest information.