How to Install Netdata on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Netdata on Your Synology NAS

Netdata is distributed, real-time, performance and health monitoring for systems and applications. It is a highly optimized monitoring agent you install on all your systems and containers. Netdata provides unparalleled insights, in real-time, of everything happening on the systems it runs (including web servers, databases, applications), using highly interactive web dashboards. It can run autonomously, without any third party components, or it can be integrated to existing monitoring toolchains (Prometheus, Graphite, OpenTSDB, Kafka, Grafana, etc). Netdata is fast and efficient, designed to permanently run on all systems (physical & virtual servers, containers, IoT devices), without disrupting their core function. Netdata is free, open-source software and it currently runs smoothly on Synology NAS, Linux, FreeBSD, and MacOS. Are you tired of complicated guides? Do you want something quick and easy? Well today I will teach you how to install Netdata on your Synology NAS in less than 30 seconds directly through the Task Scheduler option. It’ll be over in a couple of seconds and it’s essentially child’s play. No terminal required.

  • 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 images below.

Netdata 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 “Netdata“. 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=netdata \
-p 19999:19999 \
-v /proc:/host/proc:ro \
-v /sys:/host/sys:ro \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock:ro \
-e PGID=0 \
--cap-add SYS_PTRACE \
--security-opt apparmor=unconfined \
--restart always \

Netdata Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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

Netdata Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5, select your “Netdata” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Netdata – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Netdata 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. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:19999/

Netdata Synology NAS Set up 5

You can also easily monitor your Synology NAS RAM and CPU consumption, as well as other parameters. In addition to this, Netdata allows you to monitor the same parameters of other containers installed on your Synology NAS, all in real time.

Netdata Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy your Netdata!

Note: If you want to run this container over an HTTPS check 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 Netdata container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Monday / July 12th, 2021 at 6:41 PM