How to Install Fenrus on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Fenrus on Your Synology NAS

Fenrus is a personal homepage/dashboard. It allows you to have a custom homepage/new tab page with quick access to your personal apps, website, and docker images. It’s something similar to Homarr, Flame, Dashboard and Heimdall. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Fenrus on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • 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

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

Fenrus Synology NAS Set up 1 new 2024

  • STEP 4

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

Synology User Defined Script

  • STEP 5

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 Fenrus. 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=Fenrus \
-p 5300:3000 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/fenrus:/app/data \
--restart always \

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)

Fenrus Synology NAS Set up 2 new 2024

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Fenrus Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2024

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 7

After you click Submit on STEP 6, select your “Install Fenrus” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Fenrus – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Fenrus Synology NAS Set up 4 new 2024

  • STEP 8

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

  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:5300 Select Local Username/Password then add your own Username and Password. Click SAVE. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Fenrus Synology NAS Set up 5 new 2024

  • STEP 10

You can easily change the current purple theme with another one from the list. At the top right of the page click the Settings icon. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Fenrus Synology NAS Set up 7 new 2024

  • STEP 11

Right click inside the theme. Click Edit Dashboard. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Fenrus Synology NAS Set up 8 new 2024

  • STEP 12

Your Fenrus Dashboard at a glance!

Fenrus Synology NAS Set up 9 new 2024

Enjoy Fenrus!


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 Fenrus container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Fenrus work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Back Up Docker Containers on your Synology NAS.
Note: Find out how to update the Fenrus container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Saturday / February 24th, 2024 at 5:20 AM