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QNAP QTS 4.5.1 Released

by Adam Armstrong

Today QNAP Systems, Inc officially released the latest update to their NAS operating system, QNAP QTS 4.5.1. QNAP is continuing to innovate their NAS OS with enhancements to virtualization, networking, and management functionalities. While QNAP has made several updates and enhancements key ones include VM live migration, Wi-Fi 6 support, Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS), and centralized log management.

Today QNAP Systems, Inc officially released the latest update to their NAS operating system, QNAP QTS 4.5.1. QNAP is continuing to innovate their NAS OS with enhancements to virtualization, networking, and management functionalities. While QNAP has made several updates and enhancements key ones include VM live migration, Wi-Fi 6 support, Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS), and centralized log management.

QTS 4.5.1

QTS has been around for quite a while. In fact, QTS 4.0 was released way back in 2013. Since then, QNAP has been releases incremental updates with relevant apps, features, and enhancements that are needed at the time. We took a look at version 4.3.x back in May of 2019. Now, QNAP is assessing the nature of the market and making updates and enhancements to address them with the release of QTS 4.5.1.

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.

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