My previous guide for Home Assistant involved the use of Task Scheduler. Today I’m offering a recommended and excellent alternative for installing the latest Home Assistant version via Portainer. Home Assistant is free and open-source software for home automation designed to be a central control system for smart home devices with a focus on local control and privacy. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Home Assistant on your Synology NAS using 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 folders and name it homeassistant. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
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 homeassistant. Follow the instructions in the image below.
version: "3.9" services: homeassistant: image: homeassistant/home-assistant container_name: Home-Assistant mem_limit: 8g cpu_shares: 768 security_opt: - no-new-privileges:true healthcheck: test: curl -f http://localhost:8123/ || exit 1 restart: on-failure:5 network_mode: host volumes: - /volume1/docker/homeassistant:/config:rw environment: TZ: Europe/Bucharest
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)
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:8123 Click CREATE MY SMART HOME. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Choose Name, Username, Password and Confirm Password then click CREATE ACCOUNT. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Click the DETECT Location icon. For a more accurate location, move your location point on the MAP. Click NEXT. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Choose to share or no anonymized information. Click NEXT. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Click FINISH. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Welcome to your Home Assistant Dashboard!
You can also use Dark Mode theme for your Home Assistant Dashboard!
Enjoy Home Assistant!
If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
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This post was updated on Wednesday / November 22nd, 2023 at 4:49 PM