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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.

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.

Various operating systems supported

You can run Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM on your Synology NAS by just a few steps. Learn more about supported operating systems

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.

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.

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

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 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.

  • 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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