Virtual Machine Manager
Virtual Machine Manager

Virtual Machine Manager

Virtual Machine Manager opens up abundant possibilities. You can set up and run various virtual machines, including Windows, Linux, or Virtual DSM, on one Synology NAS. What's more, you can also test a new software version in a sandbox environment, isolate your customers' machines, or increase the flexibility of your server.

A complete virtualization platform

Synology VMM lets you build a cost-effective and easily managed virtualization environment by combining computing, storage, and networking resources on a single hardware platform.

A complete virtualization platform

Various operating systems supported

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

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Virtual DSM

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

Virtual DSM serves as a substitute for DSM, consolidating your Synology NAS with virtualization technology. There is no need to worry about being attacked since the physical host will always be intact.

Rock-solid security

Setting up a virtual environment does not mean you have to compromise. Almost all DSM features and management tools on your Synology NAS, such as Cloud Station, Mail Server, and other advanced storage features (storage quota, NFS, and iSCSI), are also available on Virtual DSM.

Robust DSM features

Create multiple isolated virtual machines for subsidiary business units or departments. Deploy applications for short-term usage with minimal hardware upgrades or maintenance required.

Multi-tenant environment

Secure your digital assets

Minimize service downtime with instant snapshots, remote replication, and Synology VMM High Availability.*

Virtual machine protection plans

Virtual machine protection plans

Restore virtual machine snapshots or run them directly on Synology VMM to roll back human errors or recover from hardware failures.

Integration with Active Backup for Business (ABB)

Integration with Active Backup for Business (ABB)

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 up to seven Synology servers and flexibly allocate resources among virtual machines to balance loads or respond to changing requirements.

Server clustering

No time delay should be tolerated, especially when it comes to business. Virtual Machine Manager makes it possible to seamlessly migrate Virtual DSM instances from a Synology NAS to another. If that is not reassuring enough, you can also store your data on a third machine. Farewell to downtime that breaks your deals or interrupts your production procedure from now on.

Live migration

Share graphic access to virtual machines with password-protected, limited-validity links that can easily be shared through email or chat.

Sharing access

Learn more about Synology's virtualization architecture

Download the free white paper to discover what you can do with Synology VMM.

Achieve more with Synology VMM Pro

Access advanced clustering features including Live Migration and High Availability on up to 7 connected Synology NAS.

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Cluster Management
Snapshot Retention32255
Remote Replication*-
Remote Storage Migration*-
High Availability-
Live Migration-

* These features are only available on DSM 6.2 or above.

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