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

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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