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 Flame 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 Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • 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

  • STEP 4

Now create one new folder inside the fenrus folder that you created at STEP 3 and name it images. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Fenrus Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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

Fenrus Synology NAS Set up 3

  • 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 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 \
-v /volume1/docker/fenrus:/app/data \
-v /volume1/docker/fenrus/images:/app/wwwroot/images \
--restart always \
revenz/fenrus

Fenrus Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

Fenrus Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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

Fenrus Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 9

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

  • STEP 10

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 Add your own Username and Password. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Fenrus Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

You can easily change the current purple theme with another one from the list. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Fenrus Synology NAS Set up 8

Enjoy Fenrus!

Fenrus Synology NAS Set up 9

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

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
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.
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Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

This post was updated on Thursday / May 5th, 2022 at 12:38 PM