Synology NAS Docker Guide: Running Containers

Synology NAS Docker Guide: Running Containers

An Introduction to Running Containers on a Synology NAS

Containers are a lightweight and portable way to encapsulate applications and their dependencies, allowing you to easily deploy and manage them across different environments. Synology NAS devices provide support for Docker, an open-source platform that allows you to run and manage containers.

In this guide, we will explore how to run containers on your Synology NAS. We will cover the process of installing Docker on your NAS, setting up a Docker host, and deploying and managing containers using the Docker interface.

Step 1: Installing Docker on your Synology NAS

Before you can start running containers, you need to install Docker on your Synology NAS. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the Synology DSM (DiskStation Manager) web interface and log in to your NAS.
  2. Navigate to the Package Center and search for "Docker".
  3. Click on the Docker package and click Install.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Once Docker is installed, you can proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Setting up a Docker Host

In order to run containers, you need to set up a Docker host on your Synology NAS. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the Docker application on your Synology NAS.
  2. Navigate to the Registry tab and search for the image you want to run.
  3. Select the desired image and click Download to download it to your NAS.
  4. Navigate to the Image tab and click on the downloaded image.
  5. Click Launch and configure the container settings, such as the name, port mappings, and volumes.
  6. Click Next and review the settings.
  7. Click Apply to start the container.

Once the container is running, you can access it using the provided IP address and port mapping. You can also manage and monitor the container through the Docker interface.


By following this guide, you should now be able to run containers on your Synology NAS using Docker. Containers provide a flexible and efficient way to deploy and manage applications, and with Docker support on your Synology NAS, you can take advantage of this powerful technology.

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