Baza znanja: Synology NAS
Synology & virtualizacija
Posted by MatjažS Admin on 08 October 2013 03:14 PM

Synology kot eden vodilnih ponudnikov strežnikov NAS za potrebe vitrualizacije ponuja rešitve za vSphere, Hyper-V in Citrix virtualna okolja.

Kateri modeli NAS naprav so primerni za katero okolje je razvidno s spodnje tabele:


ModelVMware vSphereMicrosoft Hyper-VCitrix XenServer
vSphere 5.X & VAAIvSphere 4.X2012(With ODX)2008
XS+ series
RS10613xs+ V   V V V
RS3413xs+ V   V V V
XS series
DS3612xs V   V V V
RS3412(RP)xs V   V V V
Plus series
DS2413+ V   V V V
RS2212(RP)+ V V V V V
RS812(RP)+ V V V V V
DS1813+ V   V   V
DS1513+ V   V   V
DS713+ V V V V V
DS412+ V V V V V
Value series
RS812+ V V V V V
RS212   V   V V
Originalen članek s Synology-eve strani (Angleško):

VMware VAAI Support

Synology is officially verified for VMware vSphere® 5 and full VAAI support. Full VAAI support includes Hardware Assisted Locking (ATS), Block Zero, Full Copy, and Thin Provisioning. When deploying Synology DiskStation and RackStation, businesses gain:

  • Faster operation performance of VMs is achieved by offloading cycles from ESXi to storage array
  • More effective utilization of storage arrays delivered by virtual machines with VAAI support
  • Better flexibility for deploying and migrating VMs
  • Higher storage performance and storage efficiency with VMFS-5 file system
  • Smoother access and management efficiency with load balancing automation in Storage vMotion

To show how VAAI support can improve performance in practice, here are some key points:

  • Hardware Assisted Locking : creating multiple VMs is 9 times faster with ATS enabled
  • Block Zeroing : creating a VM with Write Same support is nearly 140 times faster than on a non VAAI LUN
  • Full Copy : copying a VM on a VAAI LUN is 34 times faster than on a non VAAI LUN

To learn more about our VAAI support, please visit the official Synology Blog (English).


Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V

Synology DiskStation and RackStation passed Windows Server 2012 certification. Businesses are able to leverage the functionalities of Microsoft-certified storage solutions including: live storage migration, capability, Hyper-V Replica, and storage capacity.

Businesses that deploy servers with Windows Server 2012 certification are entitled for:

  • Boost performance and flexibility when migrating running VM without downtime
  • Accelerate VM capability to simplify management and cost; Allocate up to 64 virtual processors and up to 1TB memory
  • Leverage new VHDX format and its ability support up to 64TB storage per virtual hard disk to flexibly accommodate to enterprise request
  • Ensure business continuity and minimize disaster recovery time with real-time VM remote replication
* Testing environment and specifications for VAAI:

ESXi server specifications: Intel® Core™ i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz Quad Core; 8G RAM; Intel 82574L Gigabit x2 NIC; OS: ESXi 5.0.0 504890; Motherboard: MSI MS-7740
DiskStation specifications: DS3611xs; 2TB WD HDD x4; RAID 5

Windows ODX

This cutting edge technology removes the middle man and allows your Windows server to offload data transfer to DiskStation without the need to have your data go through the server host. By using ODX, the speed for data manipulation dramatically increases and since the data transfer is offloaded, the CPU usage of the host server and the network bandwidth utilization shrink to minimum values, allowing the server to handle more important tasks.

Copying files on the same volume have never been so fast. With ODX enabled, speed gains are recorded to be almost 20 times faster than before and save up to 99.9% of the original data size at same time. Also, on your Hyper-V virtual environments, ODX will help to speed up virtual disk operations such as creation, expansion and merging.



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