How to Install Portainer on Your Synology NAS with Docker

Last updated on May 9th, 2023 at 10:42 am

Portainer is a lightweight, open-source management UI for Docker, allowing you to easily manage your Docker hosts, containers, images, networks and volumes. Portainer provides a simple and intuitive web-based interface to manage and monitor your Docker environment, reducing the complexity and effort required to operate and manage your containers.

In addition to the basic management of Docker objects, Portainer also provides some advanced features like endpoint management, access control, and event management. It also integrates with various Docker platforms like standalone Docker, Swarm, and Kubernetes, making it a versatile tool for managing containers in different environments.

Code Source: GitHub

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Install Docker

Before we start, please ensure you have Docker installed. This can be installed through the Synology Package Center.

Create the Docker Folder

We now need to create the Portainer Docker folder. Head into File Station and open the Docker folder. Select Create, choose Create folder and name it portainer. (see demonstration)

Create the Scheduled Task

We will now head into Control Panel > Task Scheduler > Create > Scheduled Task and click User-defined script

Configure the Scheduled Task

In the window that appears, insert the following:

In the General tab, In the Task field, enter Portainer. From the User list, select root. Uncheck the Enabled option.

In the Schedule tab, Select Run on the following date (make sure It’s today’s date). Now select Do not repeat.

In the Task Settings tab, under Notification, You can choose to turn this on, otherwise skip this. Now copy-paste the following code into the Run command area. Now click OK.

docker run -d \
    --name=portainer \
-p 8000:8000 \
-p 9000:9000 \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
-v /volume1/docker/portainer:/data \
--restart=always \

Accept the warning prompt

When the below warning appears, press OK.

Run the Scheduled Task

You will now see your list of tasks. Select Portainer, now press. Run. When asked to run, press Yes.

Your app is now Installed

The installation process of Portainer has now finished. Give it a few seconds to appear in your Docker list.

Open your browser, and enter the link to your new container http://synologyip:9000. From here, choose your admin username and password. Press Create user.

Press Get Started – Proceed using the local environment in which Portainer is running in.

Press the Pencil icon to the right-hand side as displayed below.

Type your local NAS IP in the Public IP box. For me, this is Now press Update environment.

If this has been successful, you will see the message Environment updated local.

That’s you finished, enjoy!

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