Synology Install Dashy with Portainer

Synology Install Dashy with Portainer

My previous guide for Dashy involved the use of Task Scheduler. Today I’m offering a recommended and excellent alternative for installing the latest Dashy version via Portainer. Dashy helps you organize your self-hosted services by making them accessible from a single dashboard. Dashy is an open source, highly customizable, easy to use, privacy-respecting dashboard app like Homarr, Flame, Homepage and Heimdall. In this step by step guide I will show you hot to install Dashy on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Dashy 2.1.2 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

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.

  • STEP 3

Install Text Editor via Synology “Package Center”. If you already have Text Editor installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP.

Synology Install Text Editor 2023

  • STEP 4

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it dashy. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Dashy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Now create one new folder inside the dashy folder that you have previously created at STEP 4 and name it icons. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Dashy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 2

  • STEP 6

Download (click on the blue link below) then upload the dashyconf.yml file below in the dashy folder that you have previously created at STEP 4. Follow the instructions in the image below. 🔒Note: Support my work to unlock the password. You can use this password to download any file on mariushosting Forever!

👉🏻dashyconf.yml

Dashy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 3

  • STEP 7

Download (click on the blue link below) then upload the icons.zip file below in the icons folder that you have previously created at STEP 5. Follow the instructions in the image below. 🔒Note: Support my work to unlock the password.

👉🏻icons.zip

Dashy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 4

  • STEP 8

Right click on the icons.zip file. Click Extract then Extract Here. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Dashy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 5

  • STEP 9

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.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 10

In the Name field type in dashy. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: '3.9'
services:
 dashy:
    image: lissy93/dashy:latest
    container_name: Dashy
    restart: on-failure:5
    healthcheck:
      test: ['CMD', 'node', '/app/services/healthcheck']
      interval: 1m30s
      timeout: 10s
      retries: 3
      start_period: 40s
    environment:
      UID: 1026
      GID: 100
      NODE_ENV: production
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/dashy/dashyconf.yml:/app/public/conf.yml
      - /volume1/docker/dashy/icons:/app/public/item-icons:rw
    ports:
      - 7444:80

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value numbers for UID and GID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)

Dashy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Scroll down on the page until you see a button called 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.

Dashy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 7

  • STEP 12

If everything goes right, you will see this message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

Dashy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 8

  • STEP 13

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 14

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:7444 Follow the instructions in the image below.

Dashy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 9

  • STEP 15

To add icons and apps, modify the dashyconf.yml file in File Station as per your needs/requirements.
Note: To be able to edit the enabled.json file, you will need Text Editor installed on your Synology NAS as per the instructions at STEP 3.
Note: After you edit and save the dashyconf.yml file, it’s mandatory to restart the Dashy container in Portainer to apply the changes.

Dashy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 10

Enjoy Dashy!

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If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

Note: If you want to run the Dashy container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Dashy work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Back Up Docker Containers on your Synology NAS.
Note: Find out how to update the Dashy container with the latest image.
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.

This post was updated on Tuesday / March 26th, 2024 at 3:48 PM