Synology Active Insight – What is it?

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One of the items that caught my interest in the release notes for DSM 7 was the introduction of the ability to connect to Synology Active Insight. Active Insight is a new online monitoring platform that is currently in Beta, which allows one to register one or more Synology NAS devices to allow monitoring and alert management from one central location.

Having worked for IT Managed Service Providers for several years, this particularly piqued my interest. It no longer means that a master version of DSM managing multiple other DSM instances is required for multi NAS management. Synology devices from discrete networks can all connect to a central Active Insight portal, a massive time saver in management overhead.

Tell me more Setup

Setup is really easy, you will need a Synology account for this to work but other than that it is a case of registering the NAS with Active Insight.

To do this, log into the NAS, open the control panel and browse to Synology Account. Once you have signed in, tick the box to enable Active Insight. As easy as that.

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