Virtualization on Synology

Synology's virtualization solutions harness the power of your NAS to run virtual machines or serve as storage for virtual machine environments, all while keeping your data secure and available.

Create a virtual machine environmentTake advantage of the powerful Synology Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to run multiple virtual machines at the same time.Cluster infrastructureRun VMs across up to seven Synology NAS devices in a cluster infrastructure, enabling you to perform live migration and minimize downtime ahead of planned maintenance.Centralized managementTake control of all your virtual machines in one place. Use Synology VMM's centralized dashboard to monitor and manage the health and efficiency of everything.High availabilityAchieve hardware and network redundancy with high-availability clusters. Ensure fast failover and virtual machine restoration during unexpected downtime.Synology Virtual Machine ManagerUnleash the virtualization capabilities of your NAS with an intuitive and powerful hypervisor. Synology VMM can even be used to host multiple Virtual DiskStation Manager (Virtual DSM) instances on the same unit, helping you save money and create secure sandbox environments.Multi-platform supportVMM can host virtual machines running Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM operating systems.Reliable backupVMM supports scheduled replication and snapshots, as well as loading VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machine backups from Active Backup for Business.Share with easeSimply create a link to share password protected virtual machines with anyone, and define which users have access to each VM. Learn more Learn moreContainer ManagerRun, manage, and browse lightweight virtualized applications from around the world that add to the functionality of your Synology system.Learn moreMaximize virtual machine storageBoost virtual machine storage capacity and performance with your Synology NAS.Learn moreBroad compatibilitySynology provides certified virtualization storage with support for VMware® vSphere®, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, Citrix® XenServer®, and OpenStack® Cinder.High performanceSynology’s all-flash servers and hybrid arrays are designed to accelerate demanding virtual applications, with additional offloading and integration features.1Flexible scalingIf you need more storage for your virtual machines, Synology NAS can be scaled up quickly by adding more drives or expansion units.Secure virtual machinesMake sure your virtual machines and the data stored on them are protected and monitored.
Simple yet secureBuilt-in data protectionAll Synology systems come with complete data protection packages available on DSM to secure your VMs, files, folders, LUNs, and the NAS itself.Simplified storage managementSynology Storage Console enables administrators to monitor and manage Synology storage systems directly from VMware vSphere Client or Windows Servers.
Synology High AvailabilityMinimize hardware failures by mirroring the entire system. This ensures data and services remain online despite potential disruption.
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Start setting up your virtual machine environment with SynologyEnhance your virtualization workloads with Synology's all-in-one storage solutions.For SMBsSet up digital offices using virtual machine environments for specific users or remote offices.View modelsFor EnterprisesSynology systems designed for IO-intensive and latency-sensitive applications are perfect for sandboxing and virtualized environments.View models

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