We have just received a Synology NAS RS1221+. It has a quad core processor with 16GB of ram, and 4 6TB hard drives in a Raid 5 configuration. My initial plan had been to setup a virtual machine for Ubuntu 20 server. However, it looks like the Synology device has applications for just everything I will need (Samba, Apache2, PHP, Perl, Python, etc...).
My question is has anyone had any experience using these apps with the NAS device itself? If so, how easy is it to use? The one thing that I see that is missing is the SSH service, and I am unable to connect at the moment. Should I simply setup the VM and be done with it?
Edit: I was able to locate the setting to enable to SSH service for the NAS device itself.
Edit: I'm thinking that I'm over-thinking this. I am just going to go with my initial idea and setup the Ubuntu VM and run all my services there. I will have to discover how to setup the network correctly, but I don't believe that will be much of a challenge.