How to Install Checkmk on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Checkmk on Your Synology NAS

Checkmk provides powerful monitoring of networks, servers, clouds, containers and applications. Fast. Effective. Checkmk is available in several editions. The Checkmk Raw Edition is free and 100% open-source. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Checkmk Raw Edition on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Checkmk v.2.1.0p17 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 4

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it checkmk. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Checkmk Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 6

In the Name field type in checkmk. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: '3.3'
services:
  check-mk-raw:
    ports:
      - 8722:5000
    tmpfs: /opt/omd/sites/cmk/tmp:uid=1000,gid=1000
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/checkmk:/omd/sites
      - /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro

    container_name: checkmk
    restart: always
    image: checkmk/check-mk-raw

1 Checkmk Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 7

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

2 Checkmk Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 8

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

3 Checkmk Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 9

Click on the log icon to discover your checkmk password. Follow the instructions in the image below.

4 Checkmk Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 10

Copy your password from the log. You will need it at STEP 12. Follow the instructions in the image below.

5 Checkmk Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 11

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 12

Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8722 If everything goes right you will see the login page. Type in the default username cmkadmin and the password you have previously copied from STEP 10. Click Login. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Checkmk Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 13

Your Checkmk dashboard at a glance!

Checkmk Synology NAS Set up 9

Enjoy Checkmk!

Checkmk Synology NAS Set up 10

Note: If you want to run the Checkmk container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

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This post was updated on Thursday / December 8th, 2022 at 1:12 PM