Download Firmware Synology DSM 6.1 build 15047

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Synology has released the final release of version 6.1 of Disk Station Manager. Synology DSM is the management software that runs on several of the company’s NAS products. The Disk and Rack Stations offer more than just extra storage space. For example, backups of all clients on the network can be made and files can be downloaded via http, ftp, bittorrent, usenet and emule, so that, for example, energy-hungry PCs can switch off at night while the download just comes in. In addition, audio and video files can be streamed over the network via the built-in iTunes server, a dynamic website can be hosted using PHP and MySQL and the device can act as a print server.

In order to install version 6.1, at least version 6.0 must be present. Furthermore, it is only suitable for the NAS models whose type number ends with 11 or higher. For the other conditions and the different downloads, look at this page. Version 6.1 includes the ability to encrypt shared folders, the NAS itself can detect and fix errors when using the Btrfs file system, and some components are converted to separate modules, including USB Copy, File Station and File indexing. However, most of the improvements only affect the heavier models. The full release notes can be found below.

Compatibility and Installation

  • DSM 6.1 can only be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.0. Before starting, please log in to DSM and go to Control Panel > Update & Restore to install the latest DSM.
  • Time Backup and HiDrive Backup will not be supported in DSM 6.1 and above.
  • We can not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of third party packages, which are not developed by Synology.
  • Manual re-indexing is required for all files after upgrading to DSM 6.1. The file indexing service in Control Panel has been moved to the preference settings in Synology Universal Search.
  • Due to infrastructure update, packages will need re-initialization after upgrading to DSM 6.1. The process will occupy a higher CPU usage and can take up to an hour depending on the number of packages installed.
  • Directory Server package must be disabled (stop) in Package Center before the upgrade if the server is running on a High Availability cluster.

What’s New in DSM 6.1 Official

  • Extended Btrfs File System Coverage
    • Btrfs file system is now available on more Synology NAS models. Enjoy the powerful features of the next-generation file system.
    • Applied models:
      • 17 series: RS3617xs+, RS3617xs, RS3617RPxs, DS3617xs
      • 16 series: RS18016xs+, RS2416+, RS2416RP+, DS916+, DS416play, DS716+II, DS716+, DS216+II, DS216+
      • 15 Series: RC18015xs+, DS3615xs, DS2415+, DS1815+, DS1515+, RS815+, RS815RP+, DS415+
      • 14 Series: RS3614xs+, RS3614xs, RS3614RPxs, RS814RP+, RS814+, RS2414RP+, RS2414+
      • 13 series: RS10613xs+, RS3413xs+, DS1813+, DS1513+, DS713+, DS2413+
      • 12 Series: DS3612xs, RS3412xs, RS3412RPxs, RS2212+, RS2212RP+, DS1812+, DS1512+, RS812+, RS812RP+, DS412+
      • 11 series: DS3611xs, RS3411xs, RS3411RPxs,
  • File Self-Healing
    • DSM is now capable of detecting and repairing silent data corruption if your Synology NAS meets the following criteria:
      • Running Btrfs file system
      • Built on RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID F1 or non-1 disk SHR
  • Flexible Update Options
    • You can apply important fixes without unnecessary system reboots.
    • In case a reboot is required to complete an update, the system will notify you via Email and in DSM, allowing you the flexibility to reboot at a time of your choice.
  • Service Modularization
    • Some of DSM’s built-in features have been modularized into packages to ensure better system maintenance and update flexibility.
    • Modularization in DSM 6.1 includes USB Copy, File Station, and File indexing.
  • Package Center
    • Automatically updates incompatible packages after the installation of DSM 6.1 to boost your upgrading experience.
  • Account Protection
    • More effective way to guard against brute-force attack
    • Users can set up the number of failed login attempts from trusted or untrusted devices within the specified time period.
  • Extended RAID F1 Support
    • RAID F1 is now available on more Synology NAS models to take advantage of the new RAID type designed for all flash.
    • Applied models:
      • 17 series: FS3017, RS3617xs+, RS3617xs, RS3617RPxs, DS3617xs
      • 16 series: RS18016xs+
      • 15 series: RC18015xs+, DS3615xs
      • 14 series: RS3614xs+, RS3614xs, RS3614RPxs
      • 13 series: RS10613xs+, RS3413xs+
  • File Services
    • Windows File Services and Mac File Services have been renamed SMB and AFP, respectively.
    • All SMB services (SMB1/2/3) are now running Samba 4.4.
    • Supports Time Machine via SMB3 in Mac OS 10.12 and above.
    • Supports Bonjour service, allowing you to back up data to multiple shared folders via Time Machine.
    • Supports sparse files over the SMB protocol to enhance usage efficiency of file system space and network bandwidth.
    • You can now restore to a previous version from Windows Explorer when mounting your home folder via the SMB protocol.
    • After enabling files fast clone in File Service advanced settings, files can be copied at a faster speed when the source and destination are within the same Btrfs volume.
  • Storage Manager
    • RAID type can now be changed from SHR-1 to SHR-2, providing greater flexibility of storage expansion and better data protection. Note: Depending on your disk configuration, two additional disks may be required when changing your RAID type from SHR-1 to SHR-2. For more information, please refer to DSM Help.
    • Provides more types of disk health status to help you grasp the health info of your disks.
    • You can now migrate a single volume to a disk group and then create multiple volumes while using SHR (more flexible for models built on the 32-bit architecture with a single volume size limit of 16TB) .
  • Resource Monitor
    • IT administrators will receive notifications regarding performance issues of the CPU, memory, disks, or LUNs (available on XS+ and XS models).
    • I/O throughput of each process can now be monitored in Task Manager (available on models with Intel 64-bit processors).
    • Added the service-based view, allowing you to monitor resource usage of each service and application (available on models with Intel 64-bit processors).

What’s New in Packages

  • VPN Server
    • You can now check the occupation of ports for PPTP/L2TP.
    • You can now change the cipher for OpenVPN.
  • PHP 7.0
    • Introduces PHP 7.0, the latest PHP version, which has a much better performance than previous ones.
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.2
    • Apache server has become an independent package to allow more flexible choices.
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.4
    • Added support for Apache 2.4 in Web Station.

Bug fixes

  • VPN Server
    • Fixed an issue where OpenVPN might still occupy the port 443 when the disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where users might fail to customize wallpapers.
  • Fixed an issue where users might fail to manually update DSM patch on Internet Explorer 10.
  • Fixed an issue where the download events might not display properly in Log Center when files are shared to DSM users by the admin.
  • Fixed an issue where third-party packages (eg WordPress) might render incorrect PHP content after the update of Web Station from 1.0.0 to 2.0.0.
  • Other minor bugs fixed.

Known Issues & Limitations

  • Ended support for Intrusion Prevention since DSM 6.1. This package will be removed from Package Center.

Version number 6.1 build 15047
Release status Final
Website Synology
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License type Freeware
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