Smart Recovery is used to import a virtual machine image and connect to it, without installing additional software on your computer.
To start a virtual machine you must meet the following conditions:
- Virtualization Station application must be installed on QNAP.
- You need to have at least 4 GB of memory on QNAP, and 2GB of memory must be available, at machines start.
Once these conditions are met, it is possible to start virtual machine using Virtual recovery function.
To open the window of the Smart Recovery, click on Virtual recovery option, which is located on the ribbon with main functions.
After that Smart Recovery window will appear. To add the machine, click Import Virtual Machine button.
Then, at the Wizard window, you have two options to import machines - Prepare chosen machine from the backup set and Select machine from prepared or exported images. The first option allows you to select user and backup image, which user made. After the creation of the machine, the Preparing status appears, which means that the machine is imported from the storage. The second option allows you to select the finished image.
In the next step, enter the name of the virtual machine, set the number of QNAP cores and RAM, which will be used by machine. Then choose network type.
|Please remember to set the appropriate amount of RAM and CPU cores depending on QNAP, which will operate the machine.|
To turn machine on click Start button at the main tab.
Connection with machine starts by clicking Connect, then you're going to be redirected to the browser and the machine will start by using tool to connect to VNC.
The machine can also connect using its own tools like Real VNC, using the specified port on the machine.
|The browser used to connection with machine, has to support HTML 5|
Running virtual machine can be stopped at any time, bearing in mind that the detention is associated with cut off power supply, which can cause system errors.
If you want to edit settings of your machine select Edit virtual machine option.
Then you will see a Machine edition window, where it is possible to change the amount of cores used by the machine , amount of RAM, the ability to connect or disconnect the machines from the network.
To delete machine choose Remove option, it will delete machine from the list, but it won't remove backup files from QNAP.