Release Notes for Central Management System

Synology CMS (Central Management System) allows you to efficiently and conveniently manage multiple Synology NAS servers. It provides a single interface to monitor the status of multiple servers, create policies for batch editing the settings of server groups, and keep each server in your fleet up-to-date and running smoothly. Administrator permissions for groups or individual servers can be delegated to specific users or groups, allowing each administrator to control and manage certain configurations, further increasing administrative efficiency and flexibility.

Version: 3.1.1-1014


(2022-04-06)

Important Note

  1. The update is expected to be available for all regions within the next few days, although the time of release in each region may vary slightly.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where enabling and saving rules without the required information might cause the Policy page to be stuck on loading.

Version: 3.1.0-1012


(2022-02-17)

Important Note

  1. The update is expected to be available for all regions within the next few days, although the time of release in each region may vary slightly.

What's New

  1. Enhanced the overall responsiveness of the user interface.
  2. Added information on available package updates to Central Management System > Package > View Details.

Version: 3.0.2-0951


(2021-08-31)

Important Note

  1. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where a managed server might become disjoined from the CMS Host and appear offline when the CMS Host ran out of volume capacity.

Version: 3.0.2-0945


(2021-06-01)

Important Notes

  1. The following configuration rules are no longer supported on the Policy page:
    • Windows Live Messenger and Skype notifications in the Push Service section on the Notification page
    • Windows offline files in Windows File Service
    • MySQL database port on the Firewall page
    • MSN and Skype on the Event Message page
    • Backup related rules on the Event Message page
    • Default Java activation in File Station
    • WebDAV
    • Syslog
    • HTTPS connection on the DSM Settings page

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with DSM 7.0.

What's New

  1. Revamped the user interface to enhance the user experience for managing multiple servers simultaneously:
    • Divided the Group & Policy page into the Group page and the Policy page.
    • Divided the Update page into the DSM Update page and the Package page.
    • Merged the Shared Folder, Volume, Disk Group, and HDD/SSD pages into the Storage page.
    • Merged the Notifications page into the Log page.
    • Supports uploading PAT files to manually update the DSM version of a selected server on the DSM Update page.
  2. Supports monitoring package status.
  3. Supports monitoring SMB, AFP, FTP, FTPS, NFS, SFTP, SSH, Telnet, and rsync service status.
  4. Supports running custom scripts on managed servers connected to the CMS Host via HTTPS.
  5. Supports backing up and restoring the package via Hyper Backup.
  6. Enhanced the connection stability by automatically switching connection methods when the CMS Host and managed servers are disconnected.
  7. Enhanced system settings regarding important DSM updates.

Limitations

  1. CMS Hosts can only manage servers running DSM 6.2 or above.
  2. Only managed servers running DSM 7.0 or above support custom scripts.
  3. The service monitor feature only displays managed servers running DSM 7.0 or above.
  4. Only CMS Hosts and managed servers running DSM 7.0 or above support backup and restoration via Hyper Backup.

Version: 2.1.4-0742


(2021-03-16)

Important Note

  1. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.
  2. CMS 2.1.4-0742 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.2.4-25556 or above.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where domain or LDAP accounts could not be used to add a managed server to the CMS Host.
  2. Fixed an issue where the CMS Host might not be able to perform package updates on the managed servers after one or more of its volumes have been removed.
  3. Fixed an issue where hyperlinks in email notifications sent from the managed servers might not be displayed properly.
  4. Fixed an issue where when managed servers contain incompatible or unverified drives, their volume and disk group status might not be displayed properly on the CMS Host.
  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.1.3-0729


(2020-04-28)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed the issue where the drive status shown in Overview might not reflect the result of the S.M.A.R.T. test.
  2. Fixed the issue where email notifications of a managed server might not be sent after enabling the centralized notifications option at Control Panel > CMS.

Version: 2.1.2-0723


(2019-10-29)

Important Note

  1. Now renamed to Central Management System. Package renaming does not affect the original package database and configurations.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed the issue where the log record might not be updated when a new server is added to the CMS host.

Version: 2.1.1-0717


(2019-04-29)
  1. Fixed the relevant issues occurred when connecting to clients through QuickConnect.
  2. Aligned display date and time formats with DSM.

Version: 2.1.1-0715


(2018-08-29)
  1. Admin can add multiple managed servers in batch by importing files in .csv and .txt format.
  2. Users can now view the current and the latest version of managed servers in "Package Update" tab.

Version: 2.0.1-0709


(2018-05-23)
  1. Thai user interface is now available.

Version: 2.0.0-0705


(2018-03-27)
  1. Improved system performance.
  2. Fixed minor bugs to enhance usability.

Version: 1.2.1-0653


(2017-12-13)

Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.0-0637


(2017-10-05)
  1. Added the display of last update time in the client information.
  2. Minor bug fixes and usability enhancement.

Version: 1.2.0-0632


(2017-04-25)
  1. Fixed minor bugs to enhance usability.

Version: 1.2.0-0631


(2017-02-21)
  1. Enhanced CMS management efficiency.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.0-0630


(2017-01-04)
  1. Enhance system performance.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.0-0626


(2016-11-02)
  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.1.0591-0593


(2016-06-06)
  1. Upgraded to be compatible with DSM 6.0.1.

Version: 1.1-0590


(2016-03-24)
  1. Upgraded to be compatible with DSM 6.0.
  2. Fixed a security vulnerability to prevent cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.
  3. GlusterFS is no longer supported.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 3.1.1-1014


(2022-04-06)

Important Note

  1. The update is expected to be available for all regions within the next few days, although the time of release in each region may vary slightly.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where enabling and saving rules without the required information might cause the Policy page to be stuck on loading.

Version: 3.1.0-1012


(2022-02-17)

Important Note

  1. The update is expected to be available for all regions within the next few days, although the time of release in each region may vary slightly.

What's New

  1. Enhanced the overall responsiveness of the user interface.
  2. Added information on available package updates to Central Management System > Package > View Details.

Version: 3.0.2-0951


(2021-08-31)

Important Note

  1. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where a managed server might become disjoined from the CMS Host and appear offline when the CMS Host ran out of volume capacity.

Version: 3.0.2-0945


(2021-06-01)

Important Notes

  1. The following configuration rules are no longer supported on the Policy page:
    • Windows Live Messenger and Skype notifications in the Push Service section on the Notification page
    • Windows offline files in Windows File Service
    • MySQL database port on the Firewall page
    • MSN and Skype on the Event Message page
    • Backup related rules on the Event Message page
    • Default Java activation in File Station
    • WebDAV
    • Syslog
    • HTTPS connection on the DSM Settings page

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with DSM 7.0.

What's New

  1. Revamped the user interface to enhance the user experience for managing multiple servers simultaneously:
    • Divided the Group & Policy page into the Group page and the Policy page.
    • Divided the Update page into the DSM Update page and the Package page.
    • Merged the Shared Folder, Volume, Disk Group, and HDD/SSD pages into the Storage page.
    • Merged the Notifications page into the Log page.
    • Supports uploading PAT files to manually update the DSM version of a selected server on the DSM Update page.
  2. Supports monitoring package status.
  3. Supports monitoring SMB, AFP, FTP, FTPS, NFS, SFTP, SSH, Telnet, and rsync service status.
  4. Supports running custom scripts on managed servers connected to the CMS Host via HTTPS.
  5. Supports backing up and restoring the package via Hyper Backup.
  6. Enhanced the connection stability by automatically switching connection methods when the CMS Host and managed servers are disconnected.
  7. Enhanced system settings regarding important DSM updates.

Limitations

  1. CMS Hosts can only manage servers running DSM 6.2 or above.
  2. Only managed servers running DSM 7.0 or above support custom scripts.
  3. The service monitor feature only displays managed servers running DSM 7.0 or above.
  4. Only CMS Hosts and managed servers running DSM 7.0 or above support backup and restoration via Hyper Backup.

Version: 2.1.4-0742


(2021-03-16)

Important Note

  1. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.
  2. CMS 2.1.4-0742 must be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.2.4-25556 or above.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where domain or LDAP accounts could not be used to add a managed server to the CMS Host.
  2. Fixed an issue where the CMS Host might not be able to perform package updates on the managed servers after one or more of its volumes have been removed.
  3. Fixed an issue where hyperlinks in email notifications sent from the managed servers might not be displayed properly.
  4. Fixed an issue where when managed servers contain incompatible or unverified drives, their volume and disk group status might not be displayed properly on the CMS Host.
  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 2.1.3-0729


(2020-04-28)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed the issue where the drive status shown in Overview might not reflect the result of the S.M.A.R.T. test.
  2. Fixed the issue where email notifications of a managed server might not be sent after enabling the centralized notifications option at Control Panel > CMS.

Version: 2.1.2-0723


(2019-10-29)

Important Note

  1. Now renamed to Central Management System. Package renaming does not affect the original package database and configurations.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed the issue where the log record might not be updated when a new server is added to the CMS host.

Version: 2.1.1-0717


(2019-04-29)
  1. Fixed the relevant issues occurred when connecting to clients through QuickConnect.
  2. Aligned display date and time formats with DSM.

Version: 2.1.1-0715


(2018-08-29)
  1. Admin can add multiple managed servers in batch by importing files in .csv and .txt format.
  2. Users can now view the current and the latest version of managed servers in "Package Update" tab.

Version: 2.0.1-0709


(2018-05-23)
  1. Thai user interface is now available.

Version: 2.0.0-0705


(2018-03-27)
  1. Improved system performance.
  2. Fixed minor bugs to enhance usability.

Version: 1.2.1-0653


(2017-12-13)

Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.0-0637


(2017-10-05)
  1. Added the display of last update time in the client information.
  2. Minor bug fixes and usability enhancement.

Version: 1.2.0-0632


(2017-04-25)
  1. Fixed minor bugs to enhance usability.

Version: 1.2.0-0631


(2017-02-21)
  1. Enhanced CMS management efficiency.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.0-0630


(2017-01-04)
  1. Enhance system performance.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.0-0626


(2016-11-02)
  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.1.0591-0593


(2016-06-06)
  1. Upgraded to be compatible with DSM 6.0.1.

Version: 1.1-0590


(2016-03-24)
  1. Upgraded to be compatible with DSM 6.0.
  2. Fixed a security vulnerability to prevent cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.
  3. GlusterFS is no longer supported.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0-0386


(2015-11-12)
  1. Added a description field for each managed server.
  2. Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version: 1.0-0383


(2015-09-22)
  1. Fixed an XSS security issue.

Version: 1.0-0378


(2015-05-12)
  1. Upgraded to be compatible with DSM 5.2.

Version: 1.0-0369


(2015-03-12)
  1. Updated to be compatible with DSM 5.2.

Version: 1.0-0365


(2014-12-09)
  1. Enhanced connection stability when using QuickConnect

Version: 1.0-0361


(2014-09-23)
  1. Certified by Synology Trust Level.

Fixes

  1. Minor bugs fixed.

Version: 1.0-0273


(2014-09-22)

Add DS415+ Support

Version: 1.0-0270


(2014-04-24)
  1. Added Windows ACL support for cluster shares. (DSM 5.0-4482 or later is required)
  2. Added option to add new managed servers according to QuickConnect ID or IPv6 addresses.
  3. Added support for re-adding existing servers to obtain new connection keys for security reasons.
  4. Fixed an issue where DSM could not be installed on new Synology NAS servers when adding them as managed servers.
  5. Fixed an issue where some legacy packages would cause the status of managed servers to appear as offline.

Version: 1.0-0181


(2014-03-10)
  1. Monitor the health and availability of managed servers.
  2. Receive system notifications from managed servers.
  3. Create server groups and define policies in order to apply settings to entire server groups.
  4. Keep each server in your fleet up-to-date by performing software updates.
  5. Delegate administrator permissions to specific users or groups, allowing each admin to manage specific servers or server groups.