Glances is a cross-platform monitoring tool which aims to present a large amount of monitoring information through a curses or Web based interface. The information dynamically adapts depending on the size of the user interface. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Glances on your Synology NAS using Docker.
Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in Install Glances. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- 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=glances \ -p 61208:61208 \ -p 61208-61209 \ -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \ -e GLANCES_OPT=-w \ --restart always \ --pid=host \ nicolargo/glances
After you click OK on STEP 4 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK on STEP 5, select your “Install Glances” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Glances – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
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:61208 follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: If you want to run the Glances 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 Glances 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.
This post was updated on Sunday / January 16th, 2022 at 1:08 PM