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UniFi® Video is a powerful and flexible, integrated IP video management surveillance system designed to work with UniFi® Video Cameras.

Usage

docker create \
  --name=unifi-video \
  -v <path to data>:/config \
  -p 7080:7080 \
  -p 7443:7443 \
  -p 6666:6666 \
  -p 7442:7442 \
  -p 7445:7445 \
  -p 7446:7446 \
  -p 7447:7447 \
  kc8apf/unifi-video

When started with a blank volume mounted at /config, UniFi Video will typically generate a few errors similar to the following:

2018-03-15 20:33:28,583 ERROR Unable to locate appender ConsoleErrorAppender for logger uv.stream
2018-03-15 20:33:28,584 ERROR Unable to locate appender ConsoleErrorAppender for logger uv.login
Exception in thread "EmsInitTask" java.lang.NullPointerException
	at com.ubnt.airvision.service.ems.C.do.super(Unknown Source)
	at com.ubnt.airvision.service.ems.C$1.run(Unknown Source)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:748)

These occur on a new install even when UniFi Video is installed directly on an Ubuntu 16.04 install. Despite these errors, the application does start and works correctly.

Parameters

The parameters are split into two halves, separated by a colon, the left hand side representing the host and the right the container side. For example, -p external:internal is the port mapping from internal to external of the container. So -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080 http://192.168.x.x:8080 would show you what's running INSIDE the container on port 80.

  • -p 7080 - port(s) required for Unifi to function
  • -p 7443 - port(s)
  • -p 6666 - port(s)
  • -p 7442 - port(s)
  • -p 7445 - port(s)
  • -p 7446 - port(s)
  • -p 7447 - port(s)
  • -v /config - where unifi stores it config files etc, needs 3gb free

It is based on xenial with s6 overlay, for shell access whilst the container is running do docker exec -it unifi /bin/bash.

Setting up the application

The webui is at https://ip:7443 , setup with the first run wizard.

To adopt a Unifi Camera that isn't showing as unmanaged in the UI:

  1. Nagivate to the camera's IP in a web browser. Use ubnt for both the username and password.
  2. Enter the IP address of the Unfi Video server
  3. Click Save Changes
  4. Look for the camera in the server UI in the Unmanaged category

Info

  • Shell access whilst the container is running: docker exec -it unifi-video /bin/bash

  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime: docker logs -f unifi-video

  • container version number

docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' unifi-video

  • image version number

docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' kc8apf/unifi-video

Credits

Thanks to linuxserver.io who provided much inspiration with linuxserver/unifi.

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