Do you want to install Portainer via Docker without a terminal? Are you tired of complicated guides? Do you want something quick and easy? Well today I will teach you how to install the latest Portainer 2.17.1 CE on your Synology NAS in less than 30 seconds directly through the Task Scheduler option. It’ll be over in a couple of seconds and it’s essentially child’s play. Portainer is a lightweight management UI which allows you to easily manage your Docker host or Swarm cluster. Portainer is meant to be as simple to deploy as it is to use. It consists of a single container that can run on any Docker engine (Docker for Linux, Docker for Synology DSM and Docker for Windows are all supported). Portainer allows you to manage your Docker stacks, containers, images, volumes, networks and more! It is compatible with the standalone Docker engine and with Docker Swarm.
Portainer CE 2.17.1 release.This guide works perfectly with the latest
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Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder create a new folder and name it portainer. Follow the instructions in the images below.
Note: Be careful to use only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the images below.
Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in “Install Portainer“. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- 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=portainer \ -p 8000:8000 \ -p 9000:9000 \ -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \ -v /volume1/docker/portainer:/data \ --restart=always \ portainer/portainer-ce
After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Portainer” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Portainer – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
Open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:9000/ Follow the instructions in the image below. Choose an Username and a strong Password, confirm the password then press Create user.
Click Get Started (Proceed using the local environment which Portainer is running it). Follow the instructions in the image below.
On the right Environments, click on the little pencil. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click on the little pencil a new page will open. On the Public IP area type in your own NAS Local IP which, in my case, is 192.168.1.18 then click Update environment. Follow the instructions in the image below.
If everything goes right, you will see this message at the top right of your screen: “Environment updated“.
Your Portainer Dashboard at a glance!
On the left Portainer sidebar, click on Registries then Click + Add registry. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Click on Custom registry. In the Name field area type in GHCR and in the Registry URL area type in ghcr.io
Click Add registry to save the settings. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: The ghcr.io registry is mandatory if you want to update Docker containers via Portainer that are served via ghcr.io registry.
If everything goes right, you will see this message at the top right of your screen: Success “Registry successfully created“.
Follow the steps below to remove the yellow attention seeker “Upgrade to Business Edition” button.
Download (click on the blue link below) the adBlocker extension for Chrome. Click to Add to Chrome. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Click Add extension. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go Back to your Portainer page. Right click on the yellow “Upgrade to Business Edition” button. Select adBlocker then Block this ad. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Click Looks good. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Click Block it! Follow the instructions in the image below.
Enjoy your Portainer without the yellow attention seeker “Upgrade to Business Edition” button.
Note: If you want to run Portainer over HTTPS, check out my article How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Portainer work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.
Note: How to Backup Portainer.
Note: Find out how to update the Portainer container with the latest image.
Note: How to Change Portainer Logo With Your Own Logo.
Note: How to Activate Dark Mode in Portainer.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
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.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.
Note: CE stands for Community Edition.
This post was updated on Monday / March 20th, 2023 at 11:11 PM