Virtualization Station

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Virtualization Station

Centralized virtualization management enhancing IT efficiency

QNAP Virtualization Station enables virtualized desktop operations on the Turbo NAS for managing multiple virtual machines. With the easy-to-use interface, you can centrally manage all virtual machines created on the Turbo NAS with least efforts.

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Operate different OS platforms on browsers

Operate different OS platforms on browsers

You can use the web-based user interface of QTS to run Virtualization Station with extreme flexibility and convenience. Besides computers, you can also use tablet devices to operate multiple virtual machines of various operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and UNIX run on the Virtualization Station.

Bandwidth-saving and secure to access NAS data

Bandwidth-saving and secure to access NAS data

When accessing data on the Turbo NAS through the virtual machines on the Virtualization Station, you can enjoy the secure data transmission and bandwidth saving, as the data is not transmitted via physical network cables.

Easy Installation in App Center

Easy Installation in App Center

The Virtualization Station can be easily installed with one click in the QTS App Center, no IT expertise required at all. Those who already have Virtualization Station-ready Turbo NAS models only need to upgrade the RAM and adjust BIOS settings to enjoy the convenient use of Virtualization Station.

Download more VMs in VM Markets

Download more VMs in VM Markets

The VM markets of providers such as VMware and BitNami offer various VMs for you to download on demand and import them to Turbo NAS to use directly without any complex procedure. VMs created on the Turbo NAS can also be exported to be used elsewhere.

Use your Turbo NAS as a PC: Output the VM console using an HDMI monitor*

Use your Turbo NAS as a PC: Output the VM console using an HDMI monitor*

If the network is disrupted, you can still directly manage and operate VMs with QvPC Technology. All you need to do is plug in an HDMI monitor, keyboard and mouse to your Turbo NAS.

Multiple OS support

Multiple OS support

With the Virtualization Station, you can create multiple virtual machines to run various operating systems such as Windows, Linux, UNIX and Android on a QNAP NAS. The Virtualization Station helps to quickly integrate existing IT infrastructure into the NAS without additional hardware costs. Support OS list.

Operate VMs as Remote Desktops

Operate VMs as Remote Desktops

Enjoy utmost convenience by operating Windows, Linux and UNIX-based VMs as remote desktops. A list of buttons is provided on the left side of each individual VM display, allowing users to suspend, shutdown, force shutdown, reset, bring up key combinations (incl. Ctrl+AIt+Del) & function keys, and even take snapshots for the VMs.

Virtual machine import/export

Virtual machine import/export

Virtual machines of various formats can be easily import to and export from the Virtualization Station with simple steps. The administrators will enjoy extreme flexibility in arranging IT resources across machines.

Easily back up and restore VM

Easily back up and restore VM

Virtualization Station provides a clear overview of all the processing and scheduled tasks for VM backup and restoration. You can manually activate or stop tasks, schedule backup and set the maximum number of backup versions for optimized storage utilization. Virtualization Station allows you to back up active VMs without shutting them down, and snapshots of original VMs can also be kept to be rolled back to any point of time even after restoring the VMs. The VM backup can be directly activated, greatly reducing downtime and making VM restoration as fast and easy as creating a new VM. Virtualization Station also supports encryption during transmission, ensuring VM backup and restoration with the utmost security.

* This feature is only available for Virtualization Station 2.0. To fully use the function, please upgrade your firmware to QTS 4.2 or above.

Centrally manage VM with Device Management

Centrally manage VM with Device Management

With Device Management, you can see a quick overview all the VM devices, NAS storage space, network interfaces and USB devices to centrally manage and monitor all of the VM deployments. Adding or removing devices is also extremely easy.

* This feature is only available for Virtualization Station 2.0. To fully use the function, please upgrade your firmware to QTS 4.2 or above.

Snapshot

Snapshot

Virtualization Station provides snapshot feature to record the virtual machine system status at a point of time. At the event of virtual machine failure, users can quickly roll it back to the snapshot time to ensure continual system operation.

Application scenario:

Before you download applications from unknown sources or install potentially risky applications, you can use the Snapshot function to record the VM’s system status. In the event of the VM being infected by viruses or suffering from random system crashes, you can easily revert the VM to a previous snapshot.

Support Networking modes of Virtual Switch

Support Networking modes of Virtual Switch

Attaching an Ethernet interface (Port-trunking available) to a Virtual Switch creates a bridged network. The NAS and the Virtual Switch can share the same Ethernet interface without occupation and supports high-speed data transfer via internal routing.

Specify an Ethernet interface for a Virtual Switch to enable dedicated routing between virtual switches and external networks. Enable DHCP to automatically assign an IP address to a Virtual Switch or choose to manually assign an IP address.

Not attaching any Ethernet interface to a Virtual Switch creates an isolated network. Manually setting IP address of VMs can enable communication between VMs connected to the same Virtual Switch.

GPU Pass-through

GPU Pass-through

Assign a PCIe external graphic card* directly to a virtual machine via GPU Pass-through to achieve near native capability of a GPU on a virtual machine with full support for OpenGL and DirectX.

* Supports AMD Radeon™ R7 and R9 Series.

* GPU pass-through is only available for the TDS-16489U, TVS-X82/TVS-X82T, TVS-ECX80U-SAS and TS-ECX80U-RP series.

User-based permissions settings

User-based permissions settings

The Virtualization Station administrator can create users and set proper permissions for each Virtual Machine (VM), helping to efficiently manage and allocate VM resources for users with different needs. With these permissions, users can work independently on their VM without worrying about their work being interrupted or data being lost because another user has accidentally powered-off the VM.

User-based permissions include:

Connect USB devices

Connect USB devices (USB Passthrough)*

The Virtualization Station supports connecting USB devices to VMs.* Generic USB devices can be used and you can select which device to be connected to VMs on the VM information page.

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