Synology NAS OS DiskStation Manager 6.2 Beta

With storage technologies enhancement, HA, security protection for login and connection, and optimized communication and collaboration
This is a Press Release edited by on 2017.10.12

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Synology Inc. announced the beta release of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.2 and several packages, inviting the company's community to experience the latest software and participate in the development process.

"Synology continuously observes the market and business users' needs, such as network security, data protection, DR, high-performance storage, and productivity applications." said Vic Hsu, CEO, Synology. "Synology NAS is not just provide network storage device, but a powerful wide range of application services for enterprise."

Key features in DSM 6.2 include:

Storage Manager
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Storage technologies for efficiency enhancement

  • Storage Manager: a storage component, Storage Pool, is introduced to provide a consistent and smooth storage management experience, a dashboard-like overview comes with rich and useful information. With smart data scrubbing, you are given an easier way to prevent bit rot without sweat.

  • iSCSI Manager: a revamped, dedicated management tool for iSCSI service, providing a new LUN type with the refined snapshot technology based on Btrfs file system that enables snapshots to be taken withins regardless of LUN size.

Maximize service uptime with reliable [local/cloud] failover plans

  • Synology HA: New mechanisms allow SHA to be set up and run within ten minutes, providing a refined user experience. With its built-in and improved monitoring tools, IT admins can easily monitor the active and passive server and perform maintenance.

Security protection for login and connection

Security Advisor
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  • Security Advisor: Security Advisor uses intelligent techniques to dissect the abnormal login and analyze the attacker's location. DSM will send notifications when having detected any unusual login activities. With a simple click, IT admins can review a daily or monthly report on DSM system security scan.

TLS/SSL profile level chooser
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  • TLS/SSL profile level: TLS/SSL Profile Level Chooser provides each network services to have its own TLS/SSL connection profile. It gives users a more flexible way to configure the network security environment.

Optimized communication and collaboration

  • Chat and calendar: Chat welcomes the long-awaited desktop application on Windows, MacOS and Linux, and features including poll, bots, threaded message, and third-party video conference integration. Calendar allows you to attach files to events to centralize all the relevant information, and comes with week numbering and keyboard shortcuts to view your calendars with ease.

DSM 6.2 Beta is free to download for users who own a DiskStation, RackStation, and FlashStation.

Supported models include:

  • 18-Series: DS3018xs, DS918+, DS418play, DS418j, DS418, DS718+, DS218+

  • 17-Series: FS3017, FS2017, RS4017xs+, RS3617xs+, RS3617xs, RS3617RPxs, RS18017xs+, DS3617xs, DS1817+, DS1817, DS1517+, DS1517, RS217

  • 16-Series: RS2416RP+, RS2416+, RS18016xs+, RS816, DS916+, DS416slim, DS416play, DS416j, DS416, DS716+II, DS716+, DS216se, DS216play, DS216j, DS216+II, DS216+, DS216, DS116

  • 15-Series: RC18015xs+, DS3615xs, DS2415+, DS2015xs, DS1815+, DS1515+, DS1515, RS815RP+, RS815+, RS815, DS415play, DS415+, DS715, DS215j, DS215+, DS115j, DS115

  • 14-Series: RS3614xs+, RS3614xs, RS3614RPxs, RS2414RP+, RS2414+, RS814RP+, RS814+, RS814, DS414slim, DS414j, DS414, RS214, DS214se, DS214play, DS214+, DS214, DS114

  • 13-Series: DS2413+, RS3413xs+, RS10613xs+, DS1813+, DS1513+, DS413j, DS413, DS713+, DS213j, DS213air, DS213+, DS213

  • 12-Series: DS3612xs, RS3412xs, RS3412RPxs, RS2212RP+, RS2212+, DS1812+, DS1512+, RS812RP+, RS812+, RS812, DS412+, RS212, DS712+, DS212j, DS212+, DS212, DS112j, DS112+, DS112

  • 11-Series: DS3611xs, DS2411+, RS3411xs, RS3411RPxs, RS2211RP+, RS2211+, DS1511+, RS411, DS411slim, DS411j, DS411+II, DS411+, DS411, DS211j, DS211+, DS211, DS111

  • Others: Virtual DSM, DDSM