TeslaMate is a data logger for your Tesla car. It will record all the information sent by your car such as charging, trips, sleep, updates etc. and present it to you with many statistics and beautiful graphics thanks to Grafana. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install TeslaMate on your Synology NAS with Docker & Portainer.
Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it teslamate. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Now create five new folders inside the teslamate folder that you created at STEP 4 and name them datagrafana, db, mosqconf, mosqdata, mosqlogs. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Right click on the teslamate folder that you have previously created at STEP 4 then click Properties. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go to the Permission tab then click Advanced options. From the drop-down menu choose “Make inherited permissions explicit“. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Select Everyone then click the Edit tab. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Check all Read and Write Permissions. Click Done. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click Done on STEP 9, check “Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files“. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.
In the Name field type in teslamate. Follow the instructions in the image below.
version: "3.9" services: teslamate: image: teslamate/teslamate:latest container_name: TeslaMate restart: on-failure:5 environment: - ENCRYPTION_KEY=MariushostingMariushostingMari13 - DATABASE_USER=teslamate - DATABASE_PASS=mariushosting - DATABASE_NAME=teslamate - DATABASE_HOST=database - MQTT_HOST=mosquitto ports: - 20002:4000 cap_drop: - all database: image: postgres:14 container_name: TeslaMate-DB restart: on-failure:5 environment: - POSTGRES_USER=teslamate - POSTGRES_PASSWORD=mariushosting - POSTGRES_DB=teslamate volumes: - /volume1/docker/teslamate/db:/var/lib/postgresql/data:rw grafana: image: teslamate/grafana:latest container_name: TeslaMate-GRAFANA restart: on-failure:5 environment: - DATABASE_USER=teslamate - DATABASE_PASS=mariushosting - DATABASE_NAME=teslamate - DATABASE_HOST=database ports: - 20003:3000 volumes: - /volume1/docker/teslamate/datagrafana:/var/lib/grafana:rw mosquitto: image: eclipse-mosquitto:2 container_name: TeslaMate-MOSQUITTO restart: on-failure:5 command: mosquitto -c /mosquitto-no-auth.conf # ports: # - 1883:1883 volumes: - /volume1/docker/teslamate/mosqconf:/mosquitto/config:rw - /volume1/docker/teslamate/mosqdata:/mosquitto/data:rw - /volume1/docker/teslamate/mosqlogs:/mosquitto/log:rw
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for ENCRYPTION_KEY and add your own Encryption Key. MariushostingMariushostingMari13 is an example for an ENCRYPTION_KEY. You should invent your own Value. Add 32 random characters, both letters and numbers.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the values for DATABASE_PASS, POSTGRES_PASSWORD, DATABASE_PASS and type in your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password. All values should have the same identical password.
Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.
If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.
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:20002 Paste your own API Access Token and Refresh Token that you have previously generated at STEP 3. Click Sign in. Follow the instructions in the image below. Note: A big thank you to the mariushosting fan Petr who gave me his Tesla API Key for testing.
If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top of your screen: “Signed in successfully“.
Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:20003 Type in the default username and password, then click Log in.
After you click Log in on STEP 18, you will be prompted to change the password. Choose your favorite password, then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Now go back to your TeslaMate page at http://Synology-ip-address:20002 and click Settings at the top right of the page. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Follow the instructions in the image below.
On the Dashboards field type in http:// followed by your NASIP:20003 Follow the instructions in the image below.
On the TeslaMate page a new menu called Dashboards will appear at the top. Here you have different statistics for your Tesla car. Click on a statistic you are interested in to see the data.
Once you click on a statistic, you will be automatically redirected to the respective grafana dashboard graphical interface. You will see some examples below. 🚀Note: The data is not real-time data. The information is updated every 5 minutes or so. And you need to drive your car, charge your battery etc. in order to have any information logged for you to assess.
Drive Stats statistic.
Current State statistic.
Charge Level statistic.
Note: If you want to run the TeslaMate container over HTTPS, check out my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. If you decide to use your TeslaMate over https, remember to change the Dashboards address at STEP 22 with the respective grafana https link. So you will need 2 Reverse Proxies, one for the TeslaMate at port 20002 and one for Grafana at port 20003. In order to make TeslaMate and Grafana work over https, it’s also mandatory to set up WebSocket.
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This post was updated on Friday / June 23rd, 2023 at 6:28 PM