Do you have so many self-hosted services running in your homelab that it’s hard to keep track of them all? Do you hate typing the IP/port for each one? You could use DNS, but a nice dashboard would make it easier too! Today I’m setting that up with Dashy, a beautiful and easy to edit homelab dashboard tool. It’s not the lightest weight tool in the world, but the look is worth it for me.



Install Script

Start with a Debian 11 (Bullseye) LXC container, and run this all as root. Feel free to go section by section if you want, or copy and paste the whole thing and yolo it.

#NodeJS 16
wget -O - | bash -
#apt update
apt update
#apt install stuff (nodejs version should track Nodesource now)
apt install -y nodejs git
#NPM install stuff (need a newer version of yarn than in apt)
npm install --global yarn

#Move to dashy dir, clone the git repo
cd /opt
git clone
cd dashy

#Do the yarn
yarn build

#Create systemd service for Dashy
cat > /etc/systemd/system/dashy.service << EOF
Description=Dashy homelab dashboard

ExecStart=/usr/bin/yarn --cwd=/opt/dashy start


#Create systemd service to rebuild dashy on config change
cat > /etc/systemd/system/dashy-rebuild.service << EOF
Description=Rebuild Dashy on Config Changes

ExecStart=/usr/bin/yarn --cwd=/opt/dashy build

#Create systemd path to call service on config file change
cat > /etc/systemd/system/dashy-rebuild.path << EOF
Description=Monitor Dashy Config for Changes



#Make systemd aware that we just changed stuff
systemctl daemon-reload

#And start our services!
systemctl enable --now dashy
systemctl enable --now dashy-rebuild.path