Virtual DSM License



With a Synology Virtual DSM license, you can run Virtual DSM on Virtual Machine Manager to enjoy the full range of features provided in the standard DiskStation Manager, including file services and add-on applications. Virtual Machine Manager enables High Availability, ultra-fast snapshots, and protection plans, which helps enhance system up-time and management flexibility.

Licensing Plan

Each Virtual DSM license pack adds one Virtual DSM instance to Virtual Machine Manager. A license supports Virtual DSM upgrades within a three-year period.

  • This license pack cannot be returned once opened.
  • Before purchasing this license pack, check the compatibility of your Synology NAS with Virtual Machine Manager.
  • This license pack can only be applied to one Synology product at a time.
  • This license pack can be used to extend the Virtual DSM upgrade support of an existing instance.

Activation and Mapping

In Virtual Machine Manager, go to License > Virtual DSM and click Add. Your Synology NAS must be connected to the Internet when you add the license. 

Upgrade Period

Each Virtual DSM license comes with a 3-year software upgrade period for the Virtual DSM package. You can extend the upgrade period by activating a new license key for Virtual DSM.

Product Description

Maximum Virtual DSM Instances

Model      Max System Memory Installed       Max Virtual DSM Instances (1 vCPU / 1 GB)
FS6400512 GB (32 GB x 16)32
FS3600128 GB (32 GB x 4)24
FS3400128 GB (32 GB x 4)16
FS101832 GB (16 GB x 2)4
SA3600128 GB (32 GB x 4)24
SA3400128 GB (32 GB x 4)16
SA3200D64 GB (16 GB x 4)8
RS4017xs+64 GB (16 GB x 4)16
RS3617xs+64 GB (16 GB x 4)12
RS1619xs+64 GB (16 GB x 4)8
RS3617RPxs64 GB (16 GB x 4)8
RS3618xs64 GB (16 GB x 4)8
RS2818RP+64 GB (16 GB x 4)4
RS2418+/RS2418RP+64 GB (16 GB x 4)4
RS1219+16 GB (8 GB x 2)4
RS820+/RS820RP+18 GB (2GB + 16 GB)4
RC18015xs+32 GB (8 GB x 4)8
DS3617xs48 GB (16 GB + 16 GB x 2)8
DS3018xs32 GB (16 GB x 2)4
DS2419+32 GB (16 GB x 2)4
DS1819+32 GB (16 GB x 2)4
DS1618+32 GB (16 GB x 2)4
DS1019+8 GB (4 GB x 2)4
DS918+8 GB (4 GB x 2)4
DS720+6 GB (2 GB + 4 GB)2
DS718+6 GB (2 GB + 4 GB)2
DS420+6 GB (2 GB + 4 GB)2
DS218+6 GB (2 GB + 4 GB)2
DS620slim6 GB (2 GB + 4 GB)2

The specifications vary depending on system configuration and memory size and are for reference only.