The open Home Automation Bus is an open source, technology agnostic home automation platform which runs as the center of your smart home. Has the ability to integrate a multitude of other devices and systems. openHAB includes other home automation systems, (smart) devices and other technologies into a single solution to provide a uniform user interface and a common approach to automation rules across your entire system, regardless of the number of manufacturers and sub-systems involved giving you the most flexible tool available to make almost any home automation wish come true. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install openHAB on your Synology NAS using Docker.
Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it openhab. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Now create three new folders inside the openhab folder that you created at STEP 3. Name one “conf” one “addons” and the other one “userdata“. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in “Install openHAB“. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- 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=openhab \ -p 7100:8080 \ -v /volume1/docker/openhab/conf:/openhab/conf \ -v /volume1/docker/openhab/addons:/openhab/addons \ -v /volume1/docker/openhab/userdata:/openhab/userdata \ --restart always \ openhab/openhab:latest
After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click Submit on STEP 7, select your “Install openHAB” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install openHAB – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
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:7100 Create an administrator account then click Create Account. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Select Language, Region and Time Zone then click Begin Setup or Skip Setup (You can configure later everything).
Note: If you want to run the OpenHAB container over HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
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Note: Find out how to update openHAB container with the latest image.
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This post was updated on Friday / November 17th, 2023 at 12:33 AM