How to Install Home Assistant on Your UGREEN NAS

How to Install Home Assistant on Your UGREEN NAS

Home Assistant is a free and open-source home automation software written in Python with a focus on local-control and privacy. It has a very wide range of device support, and, as of June 2024, it features support for over 3000 modular plugins or add-ons with system integrations to different IoT technologies; systems and services are available as “integration components”. Actions, such as switching ON/OFF lights, are triggered by automation, voice commands, mobile apps, or controls on the Home Assistant web-based front-end user-interface. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Home Assistant on your UGREEN NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Homeassistant 2024.7.2 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your UGREEN NAS, skip this STEP.

  • STEP 3

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

Home Assistant UGREEN NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

UGREEN NAS Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 5

In the Name field type in homeassistant. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: "3.9"
services:
  homeassistant:
    image: homeassistant/home-assistant
    container_name: Home-Assistant
    mem_limit: 8g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
     test: curl -f http://localhost:8123/ || exit 1
    restart: on-failure:5
    network_mode: host
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/homeassistant:/config:rw
    environment:
      TZ: Europe/Bucharest

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area, change the value for TZ with your own time zone value. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)

Home Assistant UGREEN NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

Home Assistant UGREEN NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

Home Assistant UGREEN NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 8

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  • 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://ugreennas-ip-address:8123 Click CREATE MY SMART HOME. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Home Assistant UGREEN NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

Choose Name, Username, Password and Confirm Password then click CREATE ACCOUNT. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Home Assistant UGREEN NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Click the DETECT Location icon. For a more accurate location, move your location point on the MAP. Click NEXT. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Home Assistant UGREEN NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

Choose to share or no anonymized information. Click NEXT. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Home Assistant UGREEN NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 13

Click FINISH. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Home Assistant UGREEN NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 14

Welcome to your Home Assistant Dashboard!

Home Assistant UGREEN NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 15

You can also use Dark Mode theme for your Home Assistant Dashboard!

Home Assistant UGREEN NAS Set up 11

Enjoy Home Assistant on your UGREEN NAS!

This post was updated on Friday / July 12th, 2024 at 1:56 AM