QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today officially released the QTS 4.5.1 NAS operating system. With comprehensive enhancements to virtualization, networking, and management functionalities, QTS 4.5.1 demonstrates QNAP’s ongoing commitment to making innovative and advanced operating systems for NAS. Additional new features include VM live migration, Wi-Fi 6 support, Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS), centralized log management, and much more.
“In this era of continuous technological change, QTS 4.5.1 introduces various innovations and improvements to take NAS performance and managerial efficiency to the next level,” said Sam Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “By improving virtualization capabilities, networking flexibility, and management efficiency, QTS 4.5.1 helps users to maximize their IT resource utilization while also assisting them in balancing operational reliability and IT flexibility.”
Key new apps and features in QTS 4.5.1:
- VM live migration
When NAS software/hardware must be updated/maintained, users can move running VMs between different NAS with no impact on VM availability, providing flexibility and efficiency for VM applications.
- Wi-Fi 6 and WPA2 Enterprise
Install a QXP-W6-AX200 Wi-Fi 6 PCIe card in a QNAP NAS to add 802.11ax high-speed wireless connectivity and remove the need for Ethernet cables. WPA2 Enterprise provides enterprise-grade wireless security for business networks, including certificate authority, encryption key, and enhanced encryption/decryption.
- Add QNAP NAS into Azure AD DS
Microsoft Azure AD DS provides managed domain services such as domain join, group policy, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). By adding a QNAP NAS into Azure AD DS, IT staff are free from deploying and managing domain controller locally and have greater efficiency in managing user accounts and permissions for multiple NAS.
- QuLog Center
Provides graphical statistic rankings of error/warning events and access, assisting in quickly monitoring and responding to potential system risks. QuLog Center supports labels, advanced search, and log sender/receiver. Logs from multiple QNAP NAS can be centralized to the QuLog Center on a specific NAS for efficient management.
- Console Management
When performing maintenance/troubleshooting, or if IT/support staff are unable to access QTS via HTTP/S, Console Management can be used to perform basic configuration and debugging. Console Management is available using SSH, Serial Console, or by connecting an HDMI display, keyboard, and mouse to the NAS.
About QNAP Systems, Inc.
QNAP, named from Quality Network Appliance Provider, is devoted to providing comprehensive solutions from software development, hardware design to in-house manufacturing. Focusing on storage, networking and smart video innovations, we strive to build a technology ecosystem upon subscription-based software and diversified service channels. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than a simple storage and has created a cloud-based networking infrastructure for users to host and develop artificial intelligence analysis, edge computing and data integration on their QNAP solutions.