03-01-2018 04:52 PM
03-02-2018 02:16 PM - edited 03-03-2018 05:10 AM
Quite frankly, the Docker image is exactly what you’re asking for: the official Linux package with all prerequisites met and included (so no need to worry about them). It runs natively on your NAS. Especially if you’re not running other JVM based services I really can’t think of a single reason why you wouldn’t want to go for the Docker image (if your NAS supports Docker that is...).
03-03-2018 08:20 AM - edited 03-03-2018 08:24 AM
Because running the Docker version is, relatively speaking, a pain? I mean, if it runs natively and updates as a package, why would one bother with the Docker?
Also, every time you update your stupid docker post it emails me. I followed this thread because it might get updated with useful information, but you've made it completely annoying. So I have the choice of unfollowing and possibly missing something useful, or some days getting 10 emails because you couldn't decide where to put a space or a period.
If you want to make a guide that you regularly update, have the courtesy to post it as a stand alone thread, not on page 14 of an existing discussion thread.
03-03-2018 08:30 AM - edited 03-03-2018 08:32 AM
Because running the Docker is more of a pain than running it native?
Also, if you want to have a "guide" that you maintain and constantly update, sometimes as many as 10 times a day at one point, please make it a stand alone thread . You spam the inboxes of everyone who follows this thread when edit.
03-03-2018 08:45 AM
03-03-2018 10:13 AM - edited 03-03-2018 10:21 AM
The Docker and acmenet.ru repo are likely fine for most people. But in the absence of an official Synology package by Ubiquiti, I'd like to eschew unofficial sources, and install the linux control that Ubiquiti provides. I know I'll need to install Java. It seems I may just embark on the journey myself; I'll document as I go, and if I can get it working, I'll post the steps here for future reference.
It's a bit difficult searching for info on this since anyone who asks, always gets diverted to the docker or 3rd party repo solution. I'll also go back and read this thread in it's entirety, perhaps I missed something when I quickly browsed it prevously.
If I'm unsuccessful, I'll likely have to get a Cloud Key.
03-04-2018 06:39 AM
But in the absence of an official Synology package by Ubiquiti, I'd like to eschew unofficial sources, and install the linux control that Ubiquiti provides.
Fully agree with you on that one. Actually, UBNT does provide a Docker image for the UNMS controller, so I hope they will provide one for UniFi controller as well one day.
In the meanwhile, you can find the source to build the Docker image on github. You could take a look at the source there to build everything yourself from the sources you control. As a Docker image or natively - as the source (look for the file “Dockerfile”) will reveal eveything that’s needed...
03-09-2018 02:31 AM - edited 03-09-2018 02:36 AM
Alexander's version is definetly working on the latest DSM, upgraded today from 5.6.35 to 5.6.36 without any issues.
Just add acmenet repo and download the latest version, let it run for a while until it populates the db, then:
- stop the package
- ssh into DSM
- go to /volume1/@appstore/Unifi\ Controller\ 5/data
- edit the system.properties, at the end add those 2 lines
- save, launch the package, wait a minute or two
- browse with any browser to https://DSM-IP:8443 and proceed config
i imported a backup from a 5.6.21 i had running in a VM without problems, upgraded the controller to the latest version over DSM package manager and works too.
PROOF (DSM 6.1.5-15254 Update 1, Chrome on Windows):
05-31-2018 06:35 AM
I just installed Unifi Controller 5.7.28-180529-beta on my DS418play running DSM 6.1.7-15284. After making the config changes that Pigr8 noted above, I was able to get to the web page using Chrome after accepting a security warning. I restored a backup from Unifi Controller 5.7.23 with mixed results. It seems like it restored the backup and then immediately crashed. I had to start Unifi Controller again from DSM and now it seems to load just fine. I attached the server log in case anyone wants to take a look
Thanks for everyone's efforts, comments, solutions, and shared experiences. I haven't poked around too much yet but this community seems pretty helpful!