Synology Install Wireshark With Portainer

Synology Install Wireshark With Portainer

My previous guide for Wireshark involved the use of Task Scheduler. Today I’m offering a recommended and excellent alternative for installing the latest Wireshark version via Portainer. Wireshark is the world’s foremost and widely-used network protocol analyzer. It lets you see what’s happening on your network at a microscopic level and is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many commercial and non-profit enterprises, government agencies, and educational institutions. Wireshark development thrives thanks to the volunteer contributions of networking experts around the globe and is the continuation of a project started by Gerald Combs in 1998. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Wireshark on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Wireshark v4.2.0 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

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

Wireshark Synology NAS Portainer Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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 5

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  wireshark:
    container_name: Wireshark
    image: ghcr.io/linuxserver/wireshark
    mem_limit: 6g
    cpu_shares: 1024
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    cap_add:
      - NET_ADMIN
    restart: on-failure:5
    ports:
      - 3124:3000
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/wireshark:/config:rw
    environment:
      TZ: Europe/Bucharest
      PUID: 1026
      PGID: 100
      CUSTOM_USER: marius 
      PASSWORD: mariushosting

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 numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for CUSTOM_USER. Type in your own username. marius is an example for a username.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for PASSWORD. Type in your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password.

Wireshark Synology NAS Portainer Set up 2c

  • STEP 6

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.

Wireshark Synology NAS Portainer Set up 3c

  • STEP 7

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

Wireshark Synology NAS Portainer Set up 4

  • STEP 8

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

  • STEP 9

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:3124 If everything goes right, you will see the Wireshark Login page. Type in your own CUSTOM_USER and PASSWORD that you have previously created at STEP 5 then click Sign In. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Wireshark Synology NAS Portainer Set up 5a

  • STEP 10

Your Wireshark dashboard at a glance!

Wireshark Synology NAS Portainer Set up 5b

Enjoy Wireshark!

🆘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 Wireshark container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Wireshark work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Wireshark container with the latest image.
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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 Sunday / December 17th, 2023 at 6:52 PM