Additional Settings

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Additional Settings

While Unraid is configured to work automatically, you may wish to further refine your setup by customizing your IP address, hostname, disk tunables, and other settings. This section goes over the various settings you can configure from the Unraid webGui. All settings controls can be found under the Settings tab on the Unraid task bar unless otherwise specified.

The Unraid GUI has extensive online help built-in that can help with choosing appropriate values for the settings that are available. This help can ban be displayed for specific fields by clicking on the prompt for that field. it can also be toggled on/off for all fields on a page by clicking on the ? (Help) icon at the top right of each page.

Date-time.png Date & Time

From this page, you can set your time zone and toggle the use of up to 3 NTP servers. It is recommended that you adjust Unraid to your time zone for accurate timekeeping.

Disk-settings.png Disk Settings

You can configure additional settings for your disk devices from this page. Enable your array to auto-start on boot, adjust disk spin-down timers, and even adjust advanced driver settings such as SMART polling frequency.

Dynamix.docker.manager.png Docker

Docker containers allow users to add a variety of pre-configured Linux applications to their systems. See the Docker Management page for more information on setting up applications using Docker.

Ident.png Identification

Unraid automatically uses the hostname of tower, but you can adjust that from this page. You can also give your system a description / model number (useful for system builders). In addition, this page also allows you to enable or disable SSL support, change what port the webGui uses, and even provision an SSL certificate for your server.

Network-settings.png Network Settings

By default, Unraid will attempt to get an IP address from a DHCP server present on your local network (typically by your router). From this page, you can configure a static IP address, set up bonding / bridging, or other options. Setting a static IP is recommended, but not required to use Unraid.

Share-settings.png Global Share Settings

As described earlier, user shares can vastly simplify how content can be organized and accessed across multiple disks in the array. You can specify what disks are allowed to participate in user shares (global inclusion/exclusion) and if a cache device/pool is present, you can configure its use with user shares from here.

Apcupsd.png UPS Settings

Unraid can be connected to an APC UPS (uninterruptable power supply) so that in the event of a power loss, the system can be commanded to shut down while being supplied power through a battery. From this page, you can configure the connection to your specific UPS and define policies for when the shutdown command should be issued. For a complete manual, visit:

Dynamix.vm.manager.png VM Manager

Virtual machines can be used to turn your server into a desktop, a media player, or just to run applications that weren't designed for Linux. See VM Management and VM Guest Support for more information on creating and managing VMs on Unraid.

Apple-logo.png AFP (Apple File Protocol)

From this page you can enable user shares for use with the Apple File Protocol, allowing them to be used as valid Time Machine backup targets for your Mac OS X devices.

Linux-logo.png NFS (Network File System)

NFSv4 support has been included in Unraid 6. You can enable or disable its use with user shares from this page, as well as adjust the fuse_remember tunable which can help with resolving NFS Stale File Handles error messages.

Windows-logo.png SMB (Server Message Block)

The SMB protocol is the standard used by Microsoft Windows-based clients. From this page, you can enable its use, define a Windows workgroup, or even join an active directory domain.

Ftp-server.png FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

Users can connect via FTP if they are added to the FTP user(s) field on this page. If no users are added, the FTP service will not be started.

Syslog Server

Users can set up logging of the syslog to permanent storage

WireGuard VPN Server

Users can set up a VPN connection using WireGuard for secure connections to/from the internet


From here, you can disable the need for confirmations to perform various tasks.

Display-settings.png Display Settings

Customize the appearance of the Unraid webGui from this page. This includes adjusting the date and time format, number format, toggles for tabbed/non-tabbed view modes, temperature unit, and much more. You can also toggle between various themes for how the UI itself is presented.

Notifications Settings

Browser and e-mail-based system notifications can be configured from this page. You can subscribe to different types of notifications for each method and even add custom alerts for SMART values attribute monitoring.


The scheduler settings page allows you to configure the frequency for two types of automated system tasks: parity checks and the cache mover.