How to Install ioBroker on Your Synology NAS

How to Install ioBroker on Your Synology NAS

IoBroker is an open source free software for bringing different smart home devices (IoTs) together into a complete system (Smart Home System). These devices work on their own, but this gives us a complex control panel with a graphical interface that can be accessed on your Synology NAS via local network with a web browser. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install ioBroker on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest ioBroker v7.1.2 release.

  • 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 iobroker. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

ioBroker 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.

ioBroker 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 ioBroker“. Uncheck “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=iobroker \
-p 7234:8081 \
-v /volume1/docker/iobroker:/opt/iobroker \
--restart always \

ioBroker Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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

ioBroker Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

ioBroker 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:7234

ioBroker Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy ioBroker!

Note: If you want to run ioBroker container over HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: How to Add USB Support on DSM 7.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update ioBroker 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.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
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Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

This post was updated on Monday / November 21st, 2022 at 4:11 AM