What is Virtualization Station?
Virtualization Station can be easily installed from the QNAP App Center with just one click.
Supports Multiple Operating Systems
Virtualization Station supports various modern and legacy operating systems, from Microsoft Windows XP to Windows Server, as well as popular UNIX-like systems such as Ubuntu, Red Hat, CentOS, FreeBSD and Sun Solaris.
A built-in Access Control List (ACL) allows you to easily manage access to specific virtual machines. You can assign either control or view-only permissions of each VM to specific users.
Central VM Management
Virtualization Station allows you to centrally monitor and manage every VM while allocating resources such as CPU, memory and storage capacity.
Import & Export VM
VMs can be imported and exported with just a few clicks. Supported file types include *.ova, *.vmx, *.ovf and *.qvm.
Backup & Restore VM
VMs can be easily backed up and restored for quick disaster recovery. VM Snapshot also helps to mitigate the threat of ransomware and other attacks.
Access VMs from Anywhere
An HTML5-compatible web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari is all you need to remotely access* your VMs. In addition, a VNC connection can be used for each virtual machine.
*Port forwarding on your router is required for remote access. For web browser access, port 8088 (HTTP) or 8089 (HTTPS) is required. For VNC access, please find the assigned VNC port of each VM in Virtualization Station.
Virtual Switch with Various Network Modes
Attaching an Ethernet interface* to a Virtual Switch creates a bridged network. The NAS and the Virtual Switch can share the same Ethernet interface and have high-speed data transfer via internal routing.
*Port-trunking is available in these modes: Active Backup, IEEE 802.3ad, Balance-tlb.
Select an Ethernet port for a Virtual Switch to enable dedicated routing between virtual switches and external networks.
Not attaching any Ethernet interface to a Virtual Switch creates an isolated network. Manual IP address settings are required for each VM to enable communication among different VMs that are connected to the same Virtual Switch.
USB and GPU Pass-through
Virtualization Station allows you to access USB devices* connected to the NAS from one or many VMs. GPU pass-through is also supported** by specific models with suitable power supplies to allow the usage of a compatible graphics card to empower VMs with higher processing capabilities and OpenGL and DirectX support.
*QNAP cannot guarantee universal USB support. USB 3.0 is only available for Windows 8 (and later).
**Graphics card compatibility list
QvPC: Use your NAS as a PC
QvPC Technology consolidates a number of high-end technologies and allows you to use your QNAP NAS as a PC by connecting a keyboard, mouse, and HDMI display. Simply install the QVM app in HD Station and you will be able to directly use your VMs as if your NAS was a dedicated workstation.
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