How to Install Grafana on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Grafana on Your Synology NAS

Grafana is an open source visualization and analytics software. Grafana allows you to query, visualize, alert on and understand your metrics no matter where they are stored. Create, explore, and share dashboards with your team and foster a data driven culture. From heatmaps to histograms. Graphs to geomaps. Grafana has a plethora of visualization options to help you understand your data beautifully. After creating a dashboard like you do in getting started, there are many possible things you might do next. It all depends on your needs and your use case. For example, if you want to view weather data and statistics about your smart home, then you might create a playlist. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Grafana 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 grafana. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Grafana Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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

Grafana Synology NAS Set up 2

  • 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 Grafana“. 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=grafana \
  -p 3010:3000 \
  -v /volume1/docker/grafana:/var/lib/grafana/plugins \
  --restart always \

Grafana Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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

Grafana Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

Grafana Synology NAS Set up 5

  • 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:3010 Type in the default username and password, then click Log in.

Warning: the default username is admin and the default password is admin

Grafana Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

After you click Log in on STEP 9, you will be prompted to change the password. Choose your favorite password, then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Grafana Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy Grafana!

Grafana Synology NAS Set up 8

Note: If you want to run the Grafana container over HTTPS, check out 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 Grafana 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.

This post was updated on Thursday / October 21st, 2021 at 8:40 PM