Synology Install Glances With Portainer

Synology Install Glances With Portainer

My previous guide for Glances involved the use of Task Scheduler. Today I’m offering a recommended and excellent alternative for installing the latest Glances version via Portainer. Glances is a cross-platform monitoring tool which aims to present a large amount of monitoring information through a curses or Web based interface. The information dynamically adapts depending on the size of the user interface. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Glances on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Glances 4.0.1 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

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 4

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  glances:
    container_name: Glances
    image: nicolargo/glances:latest-full
    healthcheck:
     test: curl -f http://localhost:61208/ || exit 1
    mem_limit: 4g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    pid: host
    privileged: true
    network_mode: host
    restart: on-failure:5
    ports:
      - 61208:61208
    volumes:
      - /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock:ro
    environment:
      GLANCES_OPT: -w

Glances Synology NAS Portainer Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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.

Glances Synology NAS Portainer Set up 2

  • STEP 6

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

Glances Synology NAS Portainer Set up 3

  • STEP 7

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

  • STEP 8

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:61208 follow the instructions in the image below.

Glances Synology NAS Portainer Set up 4

Enjoy Glances!

🆘TROUBLESHOOTING

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 Glances container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Glances 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.
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Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Tuesday / May 14th, 2024 at 3:47 PM