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Virtual Machine Manager Pro

Virtual Machine Manager Pro

Synology Virtual Machine Manager Pro license allows you to fully utilize VMM’s cluster infrastructure. It enables migration and flexible scalability for load balancing and resource allocation. VMM is licensed by cluster size and offers various options to satisfy a variety of needs.

Licensing Plan

There are 3-Node and 7-Node licenses for Virtual Machine Manager Pro (VMM Pro). You can create a VMM cluster with up to 7 Synology NAS. Each license enables VMM Pro features for a cluster within a one-year period. This license cannot be returned once activated.

  • Before purchasing this license, please check the compatibility of your Synology NAS with VMM.
  • This license can only be applied to one Synology VMM cluster at a time.
  • Purchased licenses can be migrated.

Features Comparison

Synology VMM Synology VMM Pro
Supported Operating System Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM
Cluster Management
CPU Overcommit Physical CPU threads x2 Physical CPU threads x4
Max Virtual Switches 4 4096
Max Snapshots per VM 32 255
VM Share Links per Host 1 16
Remote Replication Plan
Storage Migration
Run VM on Remote Host
High Availability
Live Migration
QoS Settings

Free Trial

Every Synology product that supports VMM is eligible for a one-time 30-day free trial for the VMM Pro features. You can activate the trial in Virtual Machine Manager > License.

Activation and Mapping

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

Applied Models

Model Max System Memory Installed Recommended Maximum Instances
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
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
RS1619xs+ 64 GB (16 GB x 4) 8
RS1219+ 16 GB (8 GB x 2) 4
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
DS1819+ 32 GB (16 GB x 2) 4
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