~ Installing a self-hosted UniFi Network Server on Debian 11» By Joren on Friday 08 September 2023
Fig: UniFi manager.
I have been using a couple of UniFi devices in my home network for a couple of years. These devices proved to be reliable and full-featured, especially considering the relatively low price point. To manage UniFi devices a self-hosted instance of the UniFi network server is practical, especially when you already have a home server.
Unfortunately, the official installation instructions for UniFi miss a crucial step for installation on Debian 11. The network manager is not compatible with newer versions of mongodb. To install a version of mongodb compatible with UniFi on Debian 11, use the following commands:
wget -qO - https://www.mongodb.org/static/pgp/server-3.6.asc | sudo apt-key add - echo "deb http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/debian stretch/mongodb-org/3.6 main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-3.6.list sudo apt-get install mongodb-org=3.6.23 sudo apt-get install mongodb-org-server=3.6.23