Synology Install WatchYourLAN with Portainer

Synology Install WatchYourLAN with Portainer

My previous guide for WatchYourLAN involved the use of Task Scheduler. Today I’m offering a recommended and excellent alternative for installing the latest WatchYourLAN version via Portainer. WatchYourLAN, or WYL for short, is a Lightweight network IP scanner with web GUI that can be personalized with different themes. WatchYourLAN looks like a good project with a lot of room to grow. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install WatchYourLAN on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest WatchYourLAN v1.0.6 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Synology NAS Install Docker DSM 7.2

  • STEP 3

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology User Defined Script

  • STEP 4

Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Find Interface. 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.
ifconfig -a

WatchYourLAN Synology NAS Portainer Set up 1

  • STEP 5

After you click OK on STEP 4 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

WatchYourLAN Synology NAS Portainer Set up 2

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 6

After you click Submit on STEP 5, select your “Find Interface” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Find Interface – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

WatchYourLAN Synology NAS Portainer Set up 3

  • STEP 7

You will get an email with your own Interface name, in my case bond0. You will need this parameter later at STEP 10. Follow the instructions in the image below. Note: In this email you will get several Interface names, but you should use the first one.

WatchYourLAN Synology NAS Portainer Set up 4

  • STEP 8

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

WatchYourLAN Synology NAS Portainer Set up 5

  • STEP 9

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 10

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 11

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  watchyourlan:
    image: aceberg/watchyourlan:latest
    container_name: WatchyourLAN
    mem_limit: 1g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    restart: on-failure:5
    network_mode: host
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/wyl:/data:rw
    environment:
      TZ: Europe/Bucharest
      GUIIP: 192.168.1.18
      GUIPORT: 8840
      IFACE: bond0
      THEME: darkly

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.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for GUIIP and add your own Synology NAS Local LAN IP. 192.168.1.18 is my NAS local LAN IP, you should use your own NAS local LAN IP.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for IFACE and add your own Network Interface that you previously get via email at STEP 7. bond0 is my own interface, you should use your own interface. If the first interface you found on email at STEP 7 is not working for you, try another one from the list you get via email. docker0 is not supported as a network interface. Make sure you have selected root as user (not the current NAS user) at STEP 7 point 1 before you run the script. The most common interfaces are: bond0, eth0, ovs_bond0, enp1s0, enp2s0, wg0, lo.

WatchYourLAN Synology NAS Portainer Set up 6

  • STEP 12

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.

WatchYourLAN Synology NAS Portainer Set up 7

  • STEP 13

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

WatchYourLAN Synology NAS Portainer Set up 8

  • STEP 14

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

  • STEP 15

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:8840 Your Dufs WatchYourLAN at a glance!

WatchYourLAN Synology NAS Portainer Set up 9

Enjoy WatchYourLAN!

🆘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 WatchYourLAN container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make WatchYourLAN work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket. ⚠️Warning: Do not expose the WatchYourLAN container over the Internet.

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: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
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Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
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This post was updated on Sunday / June 16th, 2024 at 3:37 AM