How to Install Rapid Dashboard on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Rapid Dashboard on Your Synology NAS

Rapid Dashboard provides a connection between Docker queries and your Docker Host. Rapid changes the way of using Docker Engine API with ease. The Command Editor is your new Docker client communicating with the Engine. You can easily request supported Docker queries of Docker Remote API. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Rapid Dashboard on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • 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 image below.

Rapid Dashboard 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 Install Rapid. Uncheck the “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=rapid \
-p 9660:8080 \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
--restart always \
ozlerhakan/rapid

Rapid Dashboard Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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

Rapid Dashboard Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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

Rapid Dashboard Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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  • STEP 8

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:9660 Select an option from the list, in my case list of all containers. Once the script appears in the dashboard, select the text with the mouse, then click the green play button. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Rapid Dashboard Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 9

Wait for a few seconds until it’s processed. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Rapid Dashboard Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

You can now see all containers info at a glance in the dashboard!

Rapid Dashboard Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy Rapid Dashboard!

Note: If you want to run the Rapid Dashboard container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
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This post was updated on Friday / August 26th, 2022 at 10:25 AM