With its powerful AMD Ryzen™ V1000 series V1500B Quad-core processor, the TS-1673AU-RP is capable of boosting virtual machine performance with up to 4 cores/8 threads at 2.2GHz. The TS-1673AU-RP includes two 2.5GbE ports and two PCIe Gen 3 slots, providing you with fast network connectivity and the ability to add extra functionality and additional application potential. The TS-1673AU-RP also features a redundant power supply to ensure maximum system uptime. Cutting-edge hardware integrated with comprehensive software solutions makes the TS-1673AU-RP the preeminent choice to tackle resource-demanding applications and tasks. The TS-1673AU-RP supports QTS and QuTS hero, allowing users to flexibly switch operating system based on their requirements.
Absolute performance with AMD Ryzen™ and up to 64GB RAM
Powered by a 4-core/8-thread AMD Ryzen™ V1500B 2.2GHz processor with AES-NI encryption acceleration and up to 64GB DDR4 RAM, the rackmount TS-1673AU-RP delivers aggressive yet power-smart performance to drive resource-demanding business applications such as VDI, R&D, private cloud, and server virtualization.
Note: Purchase the optional RAIL-B02 rail kit to deploy the TS-1673AU-RP in a 19-inch rack following the ANSI/EIA-RS-310-D standard.
Block-based iSCSI LUN: Ideal choice for virtualization storage
The TS-1673AU-RP supports block-based iSCSI LUN and is compatible for VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, and Windows Server® 2019 virtualization environments to provide a high-performance and affordable storage solution. The TS-1673AU-RP also supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supporting QNAP vSphere Client plug-in with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.
Optimized performance for VMware Virtualization with iSER
The iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) protocol boosts the data transfer performance of VMware® ESXi storage and reduces the CPU load of the ESXi server. iSER support can be added to the TS-1673AU-RP by installing a QNAP QXG-10G2SF-CX4 10GbE PCIe card, which uses the NVIDIA® Mellanox ConnectX-4 controller. iSER can provide a significant increase in performance, providing an essential tool to optimize demanding virtualization applications.
Note: To create an iSER connection with VMware ESXi, both the server and NAS require compatible NVIDIA® Mellanox NICs and switches compatible with NVIDIA® Mellanox or supporting PFC (Priority Flow Control) configuration.
All-in-one server to host virtual machines and containers
Regardless of your virtualization needs, you can count on Virtualization Station and Container Station for complete virtualization support. Use the Network & Virtual Switch app to allocate adequate physical network resources to virtual machines, containers, and the TS-1673AU-RP to simplify network deployment.
Run multiple Windows®, Linux®, UNIX®, and Android™ virtual machines and access them via a web browser or Virtual Network Computing (VNC). You can run multiple virtual server applications on a single TS-1673AU-RP without needing additional physical servers.
Experience LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®, import and export containers, and create abundant microservices.
Upgrade to 2.5GbE networking
The TS-1673AU-RP comes with two 2.5GbE RJ45 LAN ports that allow you to use existing CAT5e cables to upgrade network speeds from 1 Gigabit to 2.5 Gigabit. 5GbE speeds can also be attained by using Port Trunking. To upgrade your laptops and desktops to take advantage of high-speed networks, QNAP offer various adapters and peripherals, including a USB 3.2 Gen 1 to 5GbE adapter (Model name QNA-UC5G1T) and 5GbE PCIe expansion card (Model name QXG-5G1T-111C).
Transform your network with a wallet-friendly 2.5GbE switch
Upgrading your network shouldn’t break the bank, and 2.5GbE connectivity provides immediately noticeable improvements compared to standard 1GbE. The QSW-1105-5T is an unmanaged switch with five 2.5GbE ports (backwards compatible with 1G/100M) and supports CAT5e cables to connect multiple computers and NAS. The QSW-1105-5T is energy-saving, low-noise, plug-and-use, and supports loop detection and blocking to provide a simple and effective high-speed network environment.
Abundant I/O capabilities with PCIe expansion
The TS-1673AU-RP includes two PCIe Gen 3 x4 slots, allowing you to add additional functionality with compatible PCIe cards. By using a suitable adapter, you can consolidate both slots into a single PCIe Gen 3 x8 slot.
Note: Compatible with a low-profile graphics card that does not require additional power.
Graphics cards are optimized for graphical calculations and transformations, but require significantly more power than other hardware. The TS-1673AU-RP supports entry-level low-profile NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics cards (such as the GT 1030 or GT 1050) that do not require additional power. Installing a graphics card can boost performance of applications such as video editing, 4K video transcoding, imaging processing in QTS and the performance of virtual machines via GPU passthrough.
1. Supported video formats depend on the hardware and software specifications of the devices. Playback capability and quality may vary due to factors including the original file formats/quality, hardware and software limitations, and output devices.
2. GPU support for QTS only applies to NVIDIA graphics cards. GPU Passthrough for virtual machines is supported by AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards.
3. When Virtualization Station uses graphics cards, the TS-1673AU-RP will temporarily stop hardware transcoding acceleration for QTS (and vice versa).
4. Always consult the Compatibility List before purchasing or attempting to install a graphics card into the TS-1673AU-RP.
Accelerate IOPS performance with SSD Caching
Adding an SSD cache to the TS-1673AU-RP is an easy way to increase IOPS performance and reducing storage volume latency. It is perfect for IOPS-demanding applications (including databases and virtualization) and can significantly improve overall workflows. You can launch, stop, or change settings to meet your needs at any moment without shutting down the system.
Move business data to the cloud flexibly and economically
By deploying cloud storage gateways and enabling local caching on the TS-1673AU-RP, you can seamlessly use the cloud for storage, backup, and data recovery with low-latency access, providing an innovative hybrid cloud experience.
HybridMount file-based cloud gateway
Flexibly expand your storage capacity by connecting to cloud storage. You can leverage QTS apps to manage and edit your cloud files or multimedia files. HybridMount is ideal for file server online collaboration and file-level data analysis.
VJBOD cloud block-based cloud gateway
VJBOD Cloud supports mounting object cloud storage as a block-based volume or LUN on a NAS. The block-based data transmission uploads random data and large files to the cloud in blocks, and only transmits block-based volume or LUN changes. This is ideal for enterprise-level applications with large file transfer requirements (such as databases, VM volumes, and videos).
Complete backup planning
The TS-1673AU-RP provides reliable and cost-effective solutions for backup and disaster recovery planning.
Consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions (using RTRR, Rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB) for easily transferring data to local, remote and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan.
Snapshots for Volume & LUN
Snapshots are essential for NAS data protection, and their block-level feature makes them a dependable data protection method in the face of growing ransomware threats. The TS-1673AU-RP supports up to 256 snapshots per volume/LUN, and up to 1,024 snapshots per NAS.
With its high performance, huge storage potential, integrated virtualization solutions, and snapshot support that records system status any time, the TS-1673AU-RP is perfect for backing up virtual machines.
Windows® and Mac® backup
Use the license-free QNAP NetBak Replicator utility to back up and restore files from Windows® computers. Time Machine® is also supported for backing up Mac® computers.
High-speed VM Backup Solution
With Hyper Data Protector, the TS-1673AU-RP becomes an agentless backup tool for unlimited VMware® vSphere and Microsoft® Hyper-V VM backup. Hyper Data Protector features incremental backup, global deduplication, backup scheduling and recovery compression that provides you with a cost-effective and reliable disaster recovery plan, ensuring 24/7 operation of your services.
Notes: QNAP NAS must be running QTS version 4.3.6 or later
Build an affordable Fibre Channel SAN environment
Common Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN) devices are often costly. By installing a QNAP 16Gb Fibre Channel card (QXP-16G2FC 16Gb) in the TS-1673AU-RP, you can set a Fibre Channel Target using the iSCSI & Fibre Channel app. Moreover, the LUN Masking and Port Binding features provide an additional layer of data security.
Flexible and economical storage expansion
QNAP provides easy storage expansion solutions. Here are several ways to expand the storage of your TS-1673AU-RP to accommodate data and business growth:
Attach Expansion Enclosures
Besides supporting SAS or QXP SATA expansion cards, the TS-1673AU-RP provides USB interfaces to connect a RAID Expansion Enclosure. Use the QTS Storage & Snapshots Manager to easily handle NAS capacity expansion.
Use VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) to expand your storage capacity by using the unused storage of other QNAP NAS. Up to eight QNAP NAS can be mounted as local disks on the TS-1673AU-RP.
Upgrade RAID Capacity
Hot swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives so that your TS-1673AU-RP can grow with your business.
Migrate to a New NAS
Install your TS-1673AU-RP hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.
Switch operating systems for optimal data integrity and reliability
The TS-1673AU-RP also supports QuTS hero - QNAP’s ZFS-based NAS operating system. Providing end-to-end data integrity, data reduction (inline data deduplication, compression and compaction), and much more, QuTS hero uses additional system resources to ensure an optimal environment for protecting business data.
1. QTS and QuTS hero use different file systems. You must remove all the drives from the TS-1673AU-RP before switching from QuTS hero to QTS.
2. QuTS hero requires a NAS with at least 8 GB memory.
3. Inline Data Deduplication requires a NAS with at least 16 GB memory (at least 32 GB memory is recommended for optimal performance).
4. It is recommended to create an SSD RAID with at least two SSDs for the QuTS hero system drive to attain optimal system performance. Please note that M.2 SSD hot-swapping is only supported by M.2 SSD slots on PCIe cards (such as the QM2). M.2 SSD slots that are built into the NAS do not support hot-swapping.
5. TS-1673AU-RP supports switching QuTS hero OS for QTS 184.108.40.2060 or later version. (Default initialization and Internet connection are required for NAS to install QuTS hero.)
More productivity applications
8 embedded camera channels (expandable to 64 channels) are included for you to start using your TS-1673AU-RP as a comprehensive surveillance solution.
Consolidates all QTS system events, alerts, and notifications for smooth and easy NAS management, keeping you always informed of your NAS status.
Enable remote access through NAS-hosted web browsers for accessing local LAN resources without requiring complex VPN settings.
Review the security settings of your TS-1673AU-RP and receive recommendations for improvements. Includes anti-virus and anti-malware scanners.
QNAP’s powerful, Google-like search tool for quickly finding images, music, videos, documents, and emails by keywords, color, and other search conditions.
Back up or sync files, emails, calendars and contacts from Google™ Workspace and Microsoft® Office 365® to the TS-1673AU-RP to safeguard enterprise cloud data.
Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years
The TS-1673AU-RP is backed by a 3-year warranty at no extra cost. If needed, you can purchase a warranty extension to increase warranty coverage up to 5 years.