How to Install SmokePing on Your Synology NAS

How to Install SmokePing on Your Synology NAS

Smokeping keeps track of your network latency with amazing interactive graph explorer. Smokeping “ping” multiple servers from multiple locations around the world and it also keeps track of historical data. Highly configurable alerting system. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install SmokePing 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 File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it smokeping. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

SmokePing Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create two new folders inside the smokeping folder that you created at STEP 3. Name one “config” and the other “data“. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

SmokePing 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.

SmokePing 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 Smokeping“. 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=smokeping \
-p 8067:80 \
-v /volume1/docker/smokeping/config:/config \
-v /volume1/docker/smokeping/data:/data \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/smokeping

SmokePing Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

SmokePing Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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

SmokePing 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:8067

SmokePing Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy SmokePing!

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 SmokePing 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 6:45 PM