How to Install OpenHAB on Your Synology NAS

How to Install OpenHAB on Your Synology NAS

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.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest openHAB 3.2.0 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 openhab. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

openHAB Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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.

openHAB Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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

openHAB Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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 openHAB“. 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=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

openHAB Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

openHAB Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

After you click OK on STEP 7, select your “Install openHAB” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install openHAB – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

openHAB Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 9

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 10

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.

openHAB Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

Select Language, Region and Time Zone then click Begin Setup or Skip Setup (You can configure later everything).

openHAB Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

Enjoy openHAB!

openHAB Synology NAS Set up 9

Note: If you want to run OpenHAB 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 openHAB container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Sunday / September 19th, 2021 at 10:58 PM