How to Install Dokemon on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Dokemon on Your Synology NAS

Dokemon is a friendly GUI for managing Docker Containers on Virtual Machines. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Dokemon on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Dokemon v1.5.9 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

Install Text Editor via Synology “Package Center”. (Mandatory STEP.) If you already have Text Editor installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP.

Synology Install Text Editor 2023

  • STEP 4

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

Dokemon Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology User Defined Script

  • STEP 6

Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

    1. General: In the Task field type in “Install Dokemon“. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
    2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
    3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that click OK.
docker run -d --name=Dokemon \
-p 9097:9090 \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
-v /volume1/docker/dokemon:/data \
--restart=always \

Dokemon Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Dokemon Synology NAS Set up 3

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 8

After you click Submit on STEP 7, select your “Install Dokemon” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Dokemon – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Dokemon Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 9

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

  • STEP 10

The installation process can take up to a few minutes or less, seconds. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:9097 If everything goes right, you will see the Dokemon Login page. Type in your own USERNAME and PASSWORD then click Create User. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Dokemon Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 11

Your Dokemon dashboard at a glance!

Dokemon Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy Dokemon!


If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

Note: If you want to run the Dokemon container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Dokemon work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

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This post was updated on Tuesday / April 30th, 2024 at 11:52 PM