This post will explain the steps required to successfully install VirtualBox on a Synology NAS running DSM 5.0 – build 126.96.36.199 allowing you to run Virtual Machines (VM’s) from your Synology NAS appliance. I was using my HP Proliant N40L Microserver as a test bench, with Intel chipset and 16GB ram.
Step 1. Download the phpVirtualBox package.
Step 2. Open Package Center
Step 3. Click ‘Manual Install’
Step 4. Click ‘Browse’ and select the .spk package
Step 5. Type a admin password and check the boxes next to ‘Enable Advanced Config’ and ‘Enable startup of VM’s’
Step 6. Modify the default settings for host shutdown if you wish, then click ‘Next’
Step 7. Click ‘Apply’ to finish the installation.
Step 8. Run phpVirtualBox from the DSM Menu, the default username and password is ‘admin’