How to: Install HDHomeRun DVR on a Synology NAS

The following tutorial describes in simple steps the process to install the HDHomeRun DVR record engine on a Synology NAS. NAS Requirements: * x86 or ARM based CPU * 256MB RAM minimum * Must be running Linux * SSH access Step 1. Purchase a compatible HDHomeRun digital tuner. For terrestrial broadcast you need either a Connect/2 … Continue reading How to: Install HDHomeRun DVR on a Synology NAS

How to: Install phpVirtualBox on Synology DSM

This post will explain the steps required to successfully install VirtualBox on a Synology NAS running DSM 5.0 - build 4.5.2.8 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 … Continue reading How to: Install phpVirtualBox on Synology DSM

How to: Secure your DiskStation

Hello, I am Darren from Synology Product Management team. Today I’d like to share with you some tips of securing your DiskStation. DiskStation is the ideal place for saving your valuable data, including photo collections, wedding videos, or even sensitive financial documents. You want to access your data anywhere, anytime, and to share them with … Continue reading How to: Secure your DiskStation

How to: Setup a secure OpenVPN connection on a Synology NAS

The following tutorial describes in simple steps the process to setup a secure VPN connection from your Synology NAS device using the OpenVPN protocol. There are other protocols and connection methods available but OpenVPN is widely considered more secure than PPTP or L2TP/IPSec and as such comes highly recommended if you want to try this … Continue reading How to: Setup a secure OpenVPN connection on a Synology NAS

How to: Install Synology DSM on VMware ESXi 5.1

This post will explain the steps required to successfully install Synology Disk Station Manager (DSM 4.3 - 3827) on a Virtual Machine (VM) inside ESXi VMware 5.1. Step 1. Download the XPEnology 4.3 archive and extract the files. The archive contains both the modified DSM pat file and the .vmdk virtual disk Step 2. Upload the .vmdk … Continue reading How to: Install Synology DSM on VMware ESXi 5.1

News: Synology DiskStation Manager 4.0 Released

The new Synology Disk Station Manager (DSM) version 4.0 was released at the beginning of the month (7th March 2012) with a whole bunch of enhancements and new functionality ensuring that Synology remain firmly seated at the top of the NAS market. Here are some of the highlights of the latest release: 1. Cloud Station. … Continue reading News: Synology DiskStation Manager 4.0 Released

News: Synology DiskStation Manager 3.1 Released

The new Synology Disk Station Manager (DSM) version 3.1 was released at the beginning of the month (1st March 2011) with a whole bunch of enhancements and new functionality ensuring that Synology remain firmly seated at the top of the NAS market. Here are some of the highlights of the latest release: Multifunction Printer Support … Continue reading News: Synology DiskStation Manager 3.1 Released