How to install into QNAP Virtualisation Station

The QNAP Virtualisation Station does not have Enable UEFI option, so I use the following steps to make it happens:


  • VirtualBox (PC/Mac)
  • Hassio image vmdk / vdi

In VirtualBox:

  1. Add Disk Image File (File > Virtual Media Manager > Add), select downloaded .vmdk or .vdi
  2. New Machine:
  • Name: hassio
  • Type: Other (Important)
  • Version: Other/Unkown 64-bit (Important)
  • Memory: 1024MB
  • Hard disk: select added hassio vmdk/vdi
  1. No need to start
  2. In created machine settings:
  • System:
    • Uncheck Floppy, Optical
    • Select Chipset: ICH9 (Important)
    • Extended Feature: check APIC, EFI, Hardware Clock (Important)
  1. Others not quite important
  2. Export Machine to .ovf (Machine > Export to OCI):
  • Select Format: Open Virtualisation Format 0.9 (Important)
  • Enter file, change from …ova to …ovf (Important)
  • Continue
  • .ovf, .vmdk and .mf files will be created separately
  1. done

In QNAP Virtualisation Station:

  1. Import VM
  • Import From: PC
  • Select created .ovf
  1. It will ask for disk image file, select created .vmdk
  2. Next
  3. Enter Info by your desired
  4. Advanced Settings:
  • CPU: i7
  • Netwrok: Intel Gigabit Ethernat
  • Hard Disk:
    • Cache Mode: Writeback
    • Controller: IDE
  1. Import
  2. Done

Now the Hassio vm should now created and bootable!

I tried .ova format before, QNAP will return checksum error, so .ovf 0.9 version can avoid it.


Thank you for your contribution. You should consider adding this to the home-assistant documentation.

Nice to see some developments

allreaddy wrote some on this toppic Github

If you have problems with OVA import use Virtbox 5.2.
Fore some reason it works on that version.

Goodluck and have fun

my vm say: booting from HDD… fixed… no boot… someone experience this?