How to Install Glances on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Glances on Your Synology NAS

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.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

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

Glances Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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 Glances. 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=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

Glances Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

After you click OK on STEP 4 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Glances Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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.

Glances Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

  • STEP 8

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.

Glances Synology NAS Set up 5

Enjoy Glances!

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.
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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This post was updated on Tuesday / May 24th, 2022 at 10:39 AM