How to Install TP-Link Omada Controller on Your Synology NAS

How to Install TP-Link Omada Controller on Your Synology NAS

TP-Link Omada Controller gives you the possibility to control your TP-Link Omada Hardware. Omada Controller is a management software for TP-Link EAP devices. Omada lets you configure settings, monitor the network status and manage clients, all from the convenience of a smart phone or tablet. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Omada Controller on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Omada Controller v5.7.4 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 omada. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Omada Controller Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create three new folders inside the omada folder that you created at STEP 3 and name them data, logs, work. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Omada Controller 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.

Omada Controller 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 Tp-Link Omada Controller. 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=omada-controller \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-e MANAGE_HTTP_PORT=8088 \
-e MANAGE_HTTPS_PORT=8043 \
-e PORTAL_HTTP_PORT=8088 \
-e PORTAL_HTTPS_PORT=8043 \
-e SHOW_SERVER_LOGS=true \
-e SHOW_MONGODB_LOGS=false \
-e SSL_CERT_NAME="tls.crt" \
-e SSL_KEY_NAME="tls.key" \
-v /volume1/docker/omada/data:/opt/tplink/EAPController/data \
-v /volume1/docker/omada/logs:/opt/tplink/EAPController/logs \
-v /volume1/docker/omada/work:/opt/tplink/EAPController/work \
--net host \
--restart always \
mbentley/omada-controller

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)

Omada Controller Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

Omada Controller Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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

Omada Controller Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 9

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  • 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:8088

Omada Controller Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

You will be redirected to an https port. If you are using the chrome browser, click Advanced. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Omada Controller Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

Click to Proceed to your local NAS IP (unsafe). Follow the instructions in the image below.

Omada Controller Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 13

Click Let’s Get Started. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Omada Controller Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 14

Set a name for the controller, select your country and Timezone, then click Next to start the installation wizard.

Omada Controller Synology NAS Set up 11

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Omada Controller container with the latest image.
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Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
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Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
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This post was updated on Thursday / December 8th, 2022 at 1:11 PM