How to Install Node-RED on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Node-Red on Your Synology NAS

Node-RED is a flow-based development tool for visual programming developed originally by IBM for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services as part of the Internet of Things. Node-RED provides a web browser-based flow editor, which can be used to create JavaScript functions. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Node-RED on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it nodered. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Node-Red Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Node-Red Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in “Install NodeRed“. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that click OK.
docker run -d --name nodered \
-p 6335:1880 \
-v /volume1/docker/nodered:/data \
--restart always \
nodered/node-red
chown -R 1000:1000 /volume1/docker/nodered

Node-Red Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Node-Red Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install NodeRed” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install NodeRed – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Node-Red Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:6335

Node-Red Synology NAS Set up 6

Note: If you want to run this container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update Node-RED container with the latest image.
NoteHow to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Monday / July 12th, 2021 at 6:35 PM