How-to: installing Ubiquiti Unifi controller on Raspberry Pi

How-to: installing Ubiquiti Unifi controller on Raspberry Pi

Install Raspbian as per other post
Install pre-requisites

Install Java

sudo apt install openjdk-8-jre-headless

Install the rng-tools to speed up startup

sudo apt install rng-tools

and make a minor modification

sudo nano /etc/default/rng-tools

by uncommenting the following line

#HRNGDEVICE=/dev/hwrng

and saving with Ctrl+X, Y, <ENTER>

Restart the rng-tools to reload the changed config

sudo systemctl restart rng-tools
Install the Unifi Controller

Add, validate and update the repositories

echo 'deb https://www.ui.com/downloads/unifi/debian stable ubiquiti' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/100-ubnt-unifi.list

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/unifi-repo.gpg https://dl.ui.com/unifi/unifi-repo.gpg

sudo apt update

Install the unifi software and enable it as a service

sudo apt install unifi

Then goto:

https://[IPADDRESS]:8443

and follow the configuraiton wizard

Then set a static address on the ethernet NIC of the Pi. Edit the following file

sudo nano /etc/dhcpcd.conf

to add the following lines

interface eth0
static ip_address=<STATICIP>/24
static routers=<ROUTERIP>
static domain_name_servers=<DNSIP>

Then connect it all up on its own wired network and log into https://<STATICIP>:8443 with same username and password – note it takes ages to log in when its on a LAN with no internet

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