Self-host the Unifi Controller on a Synology NAS

This tutorial will show how to self-host the Unifi Controller on a Synology NAS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPfnMU1-wVw Certain Unifi devices come preinstalled with the Unifi OS, or it can be added to an existing, non-supported Unifi network by using a Cloud Key. However, it’s incredibly easy to get the Unifi Controller running on a Synology NAS. In my opinion, a Synology NAS is one of the best appliances to run the Unifi Controller on, as it’s generally…

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How to Setup Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi using Docker

Today we are going to take a look at how to setup Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi using Docker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2lJkKZ8Ie0&ab_channel=WunderTech My reason for using Home Assistant with Docker is because the natural progression for a lot of people is to start off using a Raspberry Pi and then migrate to some sort of a home server as they begin to utilize more services. This approach will allow you to take your Home Assistant configuration…

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How to Setup Heimdall on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to look at how to setup Heimdall on a Synology NAS using Docker.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMLKn4NhOm8&ab_channel=WunderTechHeimdall is an awesome little tool that will allow you to create a nice dashboard to access all of your home lab services or webpages. After it’s set up, you simply add a new service, enter the information and a new “service” will appear on your dashboard. From there, you can either navigate to this page to access all…

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How to Setup PhotoPrism on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to look at how to setup PhotoPrism on a Synology NAS using Docker.https://youtu.be/t7ymSBIOJmcPhotoPrism is a tool that you can run inside of Docker that will manage your photo collection. The setup of the container is relatively straightforward, but it’s a pretty powerful photo management solution that was recently upgraded with a ton of new features (including facial recognition). It has a lot of similar features that Synology Photos has, but it’s missing…

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Use Docker to Set Up Plex on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how you can install Plex on a Synology NAS using Docker.https://youtu.be/DSNYTaYW10YAs of today, the DSM 7 Release Candidate package for Plex doesn’t work. However, Docker is not impacted, which is why we’re going to take a look at how you can get Plex working on DSM 7!  Instructions - Use Docker to Set Up Plex on a Synology NAS 1. Inside of the Docker shared folder,…

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How to Install Grafana on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how to install Grafana on a Synology NAS using Docker. https://youtu.be/K9CE4vNygws Grafana is a tool that allows you to make tons of different customized dashboards. It’s slowly become a favorite for people running home labs or different services inside of their house. This is a pretty easy tool to self-host on a Synology NAS, so today we’re going to look at how to install and configure…

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How to Install Portainer on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how you can install Portainer on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/bLHWxtrU8Tg Portainer gives users a way to manage their Docker containers through a great web interface. For my Raspberry Pi and Ubuntu Docker instances, I use Portainer to manage my containers. For my Synology NAS, I generally use the front-end Docker GUI. Now, the front-end GUI of Docker on a Synology NAS leaves a lot to be…

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How to Update a Docker Container using Portainer

Today we are going to look at how to update a Docker container using Portainer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK9blZF1lFo There are many different ways to update Docker containers, but Portainer makes the process somewhat straightforward. To demo how to update a Docker container using Portainer, I will be updating an Nginx Proxy Manager container. Currently, I’m running an old version (2.3.1) and we will be updating that to the latest version. Before starting this process, ensure that your…

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How to Update Docker Compose on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how you can update Docker Compose on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/E0Q4xVn0gRc First off, if you aren’t sure how to use Docker Compose on a Synology NAS, I created a tutorial on how you can do it. The tutorial will walk you through Docker entirely and help you decide if Docker Compose is the right choice for you. This tutorial will focus on how you can update…

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How to Update Docker Containers on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to look at two different ways on how to update Docker containers on a Synology NAS.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTb7889qNxQLast week, we looked at how to install Docker containers on a Synology NAS. I excluded this portion as I felt it deserved its own tutorial. I will preface this by saying there are various methods online on how you can update containers on a Synology NAS and that this is my preferred approach. This approach…

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