Create a virtual machine environment
Take advantage of the powerful Synology Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to run multiple virtual machines at the same time.
Run 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.
Take 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.
Achieve hardware and network redundancy with high-availability clusters. Ensure fast failover and virtual machine restoration during unexpected downtime.
Synology Virtual Machine Manager
Unleash 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.
VMM can host virtual machines running Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM operating systems.
VMM protects VMs with support for schedulable snapshots and replications. Back up unlimited VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines from physical servers using Active Backup for Business, and quickly restores them to VMM when the original hypervisors are down.
Share with ease
Simply create a link to share password protected virtual machines with anyone, and define which users have access to each VM.
Docker on DSM provides a virtualization environment that allows you to implement lightweight containers running thousands of applications.
Maximize virtual machine storage
Boost virtual machine storage capacity and performance with your Synology NAS.
Compatible with leading virtualization platforms
Your Synology NAS can replace SAN storage arrays deployed for popular virtualization platforms, including VMware® vSphere™, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, Citrix® XenServer™, and OpenStack Cinder.
Synology's lightning fast FlashStations are designed to handle demanding virtual machine applications, while SSD caching can be added to cost-optimized hybrid arrays for increased read and write speeds.1
If you need more storage for your virtual machines, Synology NAS can be scaled up quickly by adding more drives or expansion units.
Secure virtual machines
Make sure your virtual machines and the data stored on them are protected and monitored.
Simple yet secure
Built-in data protection
All Synology systems come with complete data protection packages available on DSM to secure your VMs, files, folders, LUNs, and the NAS itself.
Start setting up your virtual machine environment with Synology
Enhance your virtualization workloads with Synology's all-in-one storage solutions.
Synology units with built-in M.2 slots support SSD cache without occupying drive bays. Click here to find compatible models.