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udm-utilities Slack

A collection of things to enhance the capabilities of your Unifi Dream Machine or Dream Machine Pro.


Pull Requests welcome! If you use this functionality to do new cool stuff to your UDM/P please send a PR and share it with the community!

Custom Kernel

If you want to do a custom kernel with wireguard support, multicast, multipath routing that is now a possiblity. Please see the repo and please use at your own risk This a much larger change than anything in this repo.


General Tools


Do this first. Enables init.d style scripts to run on every boot of your UDM. Includes examples to run wpa-supplicant/eap-proxy and/or ntop-ng on startup. Follow this readme.
It enables complete customization of your UDM/P and fills the gap that config.gateway.json left behind.


Updates Podman, conmon, and runc to a recent version. This allows docker-compose usage as well.


Apply this after on-boot-script. Updates container defaults to maintain stable disk usage footprint of custom containers. Prevents logs filling up UDM storage full.


If you need python3 on your UDM, generally not recommended, can always use it in unifi-os container

VPN Servers / Clients


Run a Wireguard client/server on your UDM/P. Utilizes wireguard-go, not linux kernel modules. The performance will take a hit due to that.

DNS Providers

Install a DNS server that functions as a network-wide ad and tracker blocker, and which can also securely proxy encrypted DNS requests to an upstream DNS provider. Begin by following the instructions to setup on-boot-script and dns-common. Then, follow the guides below to setup either Pi-Hole, NextDNS, or AdGuard Home.


Base configuration for DNS server containers, both IPv4 and IPv6. Utilizes MacVLAN CNI plugins to completely isolate the network stack.


Run pihole on your UDM with podman. Also contains custom image for Pihole with cloudflared


Run AdguardHome on your UDM with podman.

Cloudflare DDNS

Update your cloudflare domains from your UDM with podman.

Cool projects you can use with this


This is a docker container that implements to provide mDNS and SSDP on a unifi dream machine. It will likely work on any multi homed host.


Much better network stats for your UDM/P! Install this docker container and create an on_boot script to make sure it's always running.

LetsEncrypt SSL Certs

Provision and renew LetsEncrypt SSL certs from your UDM/P

OpenConnect VPN

OpenConnect VPN Client for the UniFi Dream Machine Pro (Unofficial)

Unifi API Browser

This is a docker container that implements to provide a graphical tool to inspect the data structures available via the unifi API. Great if you are using the REST API for your own puposes and want to explore. Works with multiple controler versions.

Unifi UDM-Pro auto fan speed

A shell script with the goal to make the UDM-Pro silenced while still having good thermal values. It stops the build in service that monitors the thermal values, fan speed and connection of a HDD/SSD. After that it sets the thermal/fan chip (adt7475) to automatic mode. Once that is done it changes the thermal and fan values specified in the script.


A split tunnel VPN script for the UDM with policy based routing. This helper script can be used on your UDM to route select VLANs, clients, or even domains through a VPN connection. It supports OpenVPN, WireGuard, and OpenConnect (Cisco AnyConnect) clients running directly on your UDM, and external VPN clients running on other servers on your network.

Unsupported / No longer maintained


Run NextDNS on your UDM with podman.


Updates suricata to a recent version.

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